Beyonce’s White?

August 7th, 2008 // 35 Comments

Vitiligo has reared its controversial head again. In a new L’Oréal ad, Beyonce looks like she’s been a little…..whitewashed. Seriously, is that Cheryl Ladd?

Everyone’s trying to capture the perfect balance between black and white. Beyonce’s letting herself be lightened from caramel to too much milk in your coffee. Meanwhile, certain types of white women are sploshing themselves all over with fake tanner.

When will we like who we are, he shrieked?!?!

Oh who am I kidding, if I wasn’t such a lazy sloth – I’d be in the tanning bed everyday. Seriously, I’m Irish. I look like fat milk.

“We highly value our relationship with Ms. Knowles. It is categorically
untrue that L’Oréal Paris altered Ms. Knowles’ features or skin-tone in
the campaign for Feria’s hair color,” L’Oréal said in a statement. Way to work the product in there.

Please, will everyone join me in a sing-a-long of Christina Aguilera‘s “Beautiful?” It’s the only thing that’s going to get us through this crisis.


Vitiligo has reared its controversial head again. In a new L’Oréal ad, Beyonce looks like she’s been a little…..whitewashed. Seriously, is that Cheryl Ladd?

Everyone’s trying to capture the perfect balance between black and
white. Beyonce’s letting herself be lightened from caramel to too much
milk in your coffee. Meanwhile, certain types of white women are
sploshing themselves all over with fake tanner.

When will we like who we are, he shrieked?!?!

Oh who am I kidding, if I wasn’t such a lazy sloth – I’d be in the
tanning bed everyday. Seriously, I’m Irish. I look like fat milk.

“We highly value our relationship with Ms. Knowles. It is categorically
untrue that L’Oréal Paris altered Ms. Knowles’ features or skin-tone in
the campaign for Feria’s hair color,” L’Oréal said in a statement. Way to work the product in there.

Please, will everyone join me in a sing-a-long of Christina Aguilera‘s “Beautiful?” It’s the only thing that’s going to get us through this crisis.

By J. Harvey
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  1. Krystyn

    J-I too am an Irish Whitey McWhiterson. My husband once fondly told me “I’ve seen darker glasses of milk”

    this post reminded me of that. LMAO! I may steal Fat Milk though if thats ok.

  2. Lyndsey

    Beyonce’s famous?

  3. Snow Pie

    Is she high?

    Her forehead is not that flat. She’s got a stoner’s forehead, fat in the center.

    Her chin is stumpy. The one in the photo was softened.

    Her nose is bulbous. The one in the photo was slenderized.

    She looks manly in real life. The photo morphed her into the lady she isn’t.

    A total fraud, me thinks.

    The light skin must because the cocaine or crack smoke was blown onto her skin by fan machines during the Photoshop session.

  4. Snow Pie

    Is she high?

    Her forehead is not that flat. She’s got a stoner’s forehead, fat in the center.

    Her chin is stumpy. The one in the photo was softened.

    Her nose is bulbous. The one in the photo was slenderized.

    She looks manly in real life. The photo morphed her into the lady she isn’t.

    A total fraud, me thinks.

    The light skin must because the cocaine or crack smoke was blown onto her skin by fan machines during the Photoshop session.

    She should model for the other makeup line called L’Ofake.

  5. errrr

    who gives a fuck?

  6. hatingBEYONCEwontmakeUpretty

    She has 450 million dollars (EARNED) that says otherwise :-) deal wit it SnowPiss

    More than likely sittin over there looking like you eat deep-fried snack cakes smothered in gravy & dipped in lard. puh…lease!

  7. snapnhiss

    I didn’t notice the skin color, but that hair is an obvious wig.

  8. say what?

    to hating:

    while I agree that SnowPiss’ comments are over the top…(she’s a bigot so you can’t take her comments seriously)

    regardless of how much money B’s got, that doesn’t negate the fact that the photoshopper did alter her appearance. Significantly.

    IMO, she looks WAY better before the photoshop. I mean, she’s a very pretty woman so why they had to alter her so much is beyond me.

  9. thes_pmj

    Wow, they really have completely changed the shape of her nose- it looks ridiculous on her. The skin is clearly lightened too, although that’s something she also does herself with makeup.

  10. silvarga

    They made her look seriously washed out and ugly. Strangely enough though, that is the first pic I’ve seen of her where she resembles her sister Solange…who, (let’s be honest) often resembles Orlando Jones in drag. Ergo, all they are saying is “Feria can make you too look like Orlando Jones in washed out drag.”

    But maybe THAT was the problem in the first place: The shitty choice of hair color was just too close to her actual caramel skin color. And the make-up artist was probably ordered to keep it bland so as to focus on the hair. So then some dumbass in middle management decided to lighten her skin to make the hair stand out and not have to spend the money on a re-shoot.

  11. Lisa

    i love beyonce, but how can she be s spokesperson for hair color when she wears a wig???? i mean this is really the biggest ad snafu i have seen in a while….(i realize she has done ads for hair color for them before and if the idea is that you can use hair color on wigs well then great, but i don’t think that’s the message they’re going for, lol)

  12. Da Hell?

    Beyonce has always been a pretty girl, even though she she’s only a step above carrying a tune and went to the Madonna School of Acting. But she’s seriously altered. In fact, she looks more like a whitewashed Solange. Really sad. But from it’s not surprising coming from L’Oreal, considering a blonde, blue-eyed Heather Locklear was their poster girl for a long time.

    I agree, when ARE we going to be happy with the skin we have. Many black women weaving themselves up with blonde hair, and white women knocking each other over to get to the tanning salons, and plastic surgeons to get big lips and butt implants. There was a study I read in the newspaper a long time ago, that people tan because they think it makes them look healthier. I’ve seen a lot of tan white women out there that look like they crazy glued shoe-leather onto their skin.

  13. Da Hell?

    Beyonce has always been a pretty girl, even though she she’s only a step above carrying a tune and went to the Madonna School of Acting. But she’s seriously altered. In fact, she looks more like a whitewashed Solange. Really sad. But from it’s not surprising coming from L’Oreal, considering a blonde, blue-eyed Heather Locklear was their poster girl for a long time.

    I agree, when ARE we going to be happy with the skin we have. Many black women weaving themselves up with blonde hair, and white women knocking each other over to get to the tanning salons, and plastic surgeons to get big lips and butt implants. There was a study I read in the newspaper a long time ago, that people tan because they think it makes them look healthier. I’ve seen a lot of tan white women out there that look like they crazy glued shoe leather onto their skin.

  14. KRYSTALMONIQUE

    I agree with some of the other comments first of all that ain’t even Beyonce’s real hair how she goin sale L’Oreal when it ain’t even her hair or hair color Beyonce is a very beautiful person but they make too much of a deal out of her I am a huge Beyonce fan but I have to admit something about her is so fake
    1 she wears a weave that’s not even her hair color
    2 she wears so much make up that I think she’s really hiding who she is
    3 she tries to make the world believe she has 2 personalities Sasha and Beyonce you have to admit that is so ridiculous
    we all know that she does have very light skin but if they tried to do this to make hear skin lighter that is wrong Beyonce’ needs to start being real because fake is not in anymore I just want her to one day show who she really is no weave no make just Beyonce

  15. KRYSTALMONIQUE

    I agree with some of the other comments first of all that ain’t even Beyonce’s real hair how she goin sale L’Oreal when it ain’t even her hair or hair color Beyonce is a very beautiful person but they make too much of a deal out of her I am a huge Beyonce fan but I have to admit something about her is so fake
    1 she wears a weave that’s not even her hair color
    2 she wears so much make up that I think she’s really hiding who she is
    3 she tries to make the world believe she has 2 personalities Sasha and Beyonce you have to admit that is so ridiculous
    we all know that she does have very light skin but if they tried to do this to make hear skin lighter that is wrong Beyonce’ needs to start being real because fake is not in anymore I just want her to one day show who she really is no weave no make just Beyonce

  16. KRYSTALMONIQUE

    I agree with some of the other comments first of all that ain’t even Beyonce’s real hair how she goin sale L’Oreal when it ain’t even her hair or hair color Beyonce is a very beautiful person but they make too much of a deal out of her I am a huge Beyonce fan but I have to admit something about her is so fake
    1 she wears a weave that’s not even her hair color
    2 she wears so much make up that I think she’s really hiding who she is
    3 she tries to make the world believe she has 2 personalities Sasha and Beyonce you have to admit that is so ridiculous
    we all know that she does have very light skin but if they tried to do this to make hear skin lighter that is wrong Beyonce’ needs to start being real because fake is not in anymore I just want her to one day show who she really is no weave no make just Beyonce

  17. KRYSTALMONIQUE

    I agree with some of the other comments first of all that ain’t even Beyonce’s real hair how she goin sale L’Oreal when it ain’t even her hair or hair color Beyonce is a very beautiful person but they make too much of a deal out of her I am a huge Beyonce fan but I have to admit something about her is so fake
    1 she wears a weave that’s not even her hair color
    2 she wears so much make up that I think she’s really hiding who she is
    3 she tries to make the world believe she has 2 personalities Sasha and Beyonce you have to admit that is so ridiculous
    we all know that she does have very light skin but if they tried to do this to make hear skin lighter that is wrong Beyonce’ needs to start being real because fake is not in anymore I just want her to one day show who she really is no weave no make just Beyonce

  18. Tyewaniequekya

    She still looks good. They edit all famous people photos. No one is perfect, she is only famous…. Rep for H-Town, B. One

  19. Tyewaniequekya

    Snow is really hating. I’m from Houston and I know about photography. Anytime you take photos in light backgrounds, the picture comes out lighter. Learn your photo’s. LMFAO…. Her and husband makes more money in 60 minutes than some make in a lifetime. You got to respect that….

  20. Victoria Acosta

    No matter what anyone says Beyonce is a Creole woman like me. Look at her mother! Her origin is from France, and she is very much mixed. I have seen her with no makeup at all in a mall shopping and she is very light skinned naturally actually light as in pale without makeup, you can always see Black through anybody who has a little black in them. If you have a little black you are black. Mix a white crayon with a black one and there you have it 20% black to 80% white is -100% black. Black people have a high array of brown and red and yellow beautiful complexions why do you think more people love the look of biracial babies.

  21. Eliza

    Yes, L’Oreal probably made Beyoncé lighter and possibly changed her features. But then again in the whole world non-white people are trying to look like Western White people: skinbleaching, nose surgery, Asians have their eyelids “corrected” and even break their legs in order to become taller. Black people never wear their hair in natural Afro, want to look western by weaving. SO if even these people hate the way they look and admire the white look with white western features, why blame l’oreal for making B. as white and western as possible to appeal to consumers. Apparently people in the whole world see white skin and western features as ultimate beauty and are even willing to undergo surgery and use dangerous bleaching creams in order to look white and western.

  22. Eliza

    Yes, L’Oreal probably made Beyoncé lighter and possibly changed her features. But then again in the whole world non-white people are trying to look like Western White people: skinbleaching, nose surgery, Asians have their eyelids “corrected” and even break their legs in order to become taller. Black people never wear their hair in natural Afro, want to look western by weaving. SO if even these people hate the way they look and admire the white look with white western features, why blame l’oreal for making B. as white and western as possible to appeal to consumers. Apparently people in the whole world see white skin and western features as ultimate beauty and are even willing to undergo surgery and use dangerous bleaching creams in order to look white and western.

  23. Whatever

    “If you have a little black, you are black”.

    LOL…that is bullshit, Victoria.

    Speak for yourself.

  24. mary

    Why does no one ever mention the BILLION dollar tanning industry??? The irony is that most pictures of White women are DARKENED in some way because unlike Beyonce they KNOW that White is not the most beautiful color to be or they would not spend BILLIONS changing it. I hate Michael Jackson but really he has not done anything different than what White people do everyday!!! Money spent on darkening natuarally WHITE skin rivals that of the hair care industry for Black Women!!! Basically EVERYTIME you see a WHITE person on televison or in print their skin has been DARKENED in some way to make THEM look more “healthy” in other words undead…but this IS their NATURAL skin color. Why aren’t THEY embracing it?!? For White people to always claim that people want to be WHITE they are running as far from it THEMSELVES as they can get their hands on!!!!! I will take seriously the lightening of any African-American when Whites themselves take their pasty hands off the ever popular messy BROWN SKIN PAINT!

  25. Scotty

    Beyonce is “beautiful” because of her white features. She has light brown, straight hair. That is not an African trait.

    Her skin is not black. Its light tan.

    White people tanning isn’t about looking more non-white.

    Its because our skin naturally tans when we’ve been outdoors and its a sign of youth and health. It hasn’t always been that way, and I predict that in the future muddy ethnic stew of America, pure white skin will once again be highly valued, just like it is in every other multiracial nation.

    Beyonce has made a career out of looking “not black”. Why is anyone here shocked?

  26. Landon

    Scotty I didnt know white owned the rights to certain traits. Blacks and whites have a variety of features just because one feature is more associated with a certain race doesn’t give that race the right to call it their trait.

    And the whites tanning naturally is often times false especially in the modeling business where whites try to tan hours on end to get an unnatural bronze color.
    And pure white skin is losing its value as you can see tan is the new white XD.

  27. Beavis

    So what? Beyonce wants to look more white and so do MOST black women. That’s why they straighten their hair and uses extensions. Black woman hair doesn’t look like that. When is the last time you seen a black woman with an afro? Exactly. Black men like white womenpussy and will only date a black if she’s “got her weave on right”. No perm, no love! Black females put all kinds of God awful chemicals in their hair every day just to look like the cute white chick next door. Black hair ain’t meant to blow in the wind! You all doing all you can to look like white people. Why shouldn’t Beyonce? Anyway only a piss poor businessperson would cater to blacks. Blacks don’t wanna pay for anything. They’d rather steal and bootleg everything they own. Look at all these rappers that gotta run drugs on the side just to keep up appearances. Every car and every piece of bling belongs to rent-a-center. You can’t make a living with blacks as your fan base. Go head Beyonce! Half of a singing career’s lifespan comes from sex appeal. Ain’t no white man or black man looking at an afro and jackin off.

  28. Kiki

    To be honest, beyonce is proud of being black, but just like every other race in the world, people want what they dont have. Girls with curly hair want straight, girls with straight hair want curly. Girls with dark skin want light and girls with light want dark(Whites are a prime example: TANS). Asians want wide eyes because they think its pretty, not because they want to look white. Thats like saying “Whites want tans, big breast and nice asses to look more BLACK” and some people slant their eyes because they think slated eyes are prettier(doesn’t mean they want to be asian.) The thing about people, when we look in the mirror, we are unhappy with what we have. We are so use to seeing what we have and other people around us having the same thing that something different looks godly to us. if your surrounded by Blonds the red head is going to stand out and look pretty, if you are surrounded by people with pale skin, the people with dark skin are going to look more exotic and youll want it. If you are surrounded by people with wide eyes, the slanted eyes girl will catch the guy’s attention. We are never happy with the reflection in the mirror; thats the way people are. We always want with the next person has; what we have may look beautiful to someone else but because we already have it, we see nothing special about it and want something new. there’s some Asian women who watch African American entertainment and want to change them selves. they wear weaves(even though they have long silky hair) and get tans and listen to rap, why? because People see something different, see something that is outside of what they usually see and want it.

    Humen

  29. Amaris

    Finally someone got it right, Kiki!! I agree with everything you said. And for the rest of you, why you do always have to make it about race. I’m latin with wavy hair and I wish I had either super straight silky hair or super curly hair because it just looks prettier to me. But, I bet if I had that I would want wavy hair hahaha. Oh and about the Beyonce’s hair color……. well I sort of have Beyonce skin color but when I dye my hair lighter like the one on this Loreal ad I tend to look washed out or lighter whatever you prefer. And I really doubt Beyonce wants to look white I mean she is one of the most beautiful woman out there!!

  30. Platinum Bei

    Um. . if some of you think Beyonce is fake. . . . why are y’all still looking at EVERYTHING about her. Y’all is ass backwards. Fareal. After a while, it gets old. We love Beyonce, We Hate Beyonce, We Are Neutral About Beyonce. EITHER WAY SHE’S STILL B-E-Y-O-N-C-E. With, Or Without The Negative Comments. I Think It Might Be Time To Grow A Little.

  31. dc3tlc

    Beyonce is a yellow woman she looks darker because she tans a lot and uses bronzer on her body and she does have hair when she started to promote the I Am album that was her hair she said in Seventeen that she justed wanted to be natural with her own hair my black sisters she flat irons her hair not perm it and thats why it grows and her mom is mixed with all kinds of things why do black people hate the hardest on black people like we can’t have hair i’m black and my hair goes past my shoulders i get it trimmed monthly like i’m sure Bey does

  32. asd

    some of you need to get over your self

    seriously we dont want to look white or biracial for goodness sakes

    damn we cant wear weave for sake of it

    but when white people do it no one say anything

    i am sick of these multiracial and white supremacists you need to get over yourself

    btw beyonce bleach or no bleach was light skinned and yes she has become generic so obviously she ill only aim to please the white western market

  33. People keep forgetting or never knew in the first place that Beyonce IS PART WHITE, which is why she was born with lighter skin. Yes, both her parents are African American, but her mother is Creole from Louisiana. Creoles are historically of European, Native American, and African descent. And for her to have light skin means that her father also has Caucasian ancestry. The majority of African Americans have varying degrees of White ancestry, and the majority of White Americans have varying degrees of African ancestry, though this is unknown to many people because many light skinned Blacks who were white enough to pass often did due to historical racism and slavery. Please watch The Human Stain with Anthony Hopkins and Wentworth Miller, or Queen with Halle Berry, and you will understand it more. How moronic that the only way many people can be educated is through movies and television.

  34. Because light skin (like light colored eyes and hair) among mixed race people is a recessive gene. That is why her father is also of partial Caucasian ancestry. It’s basic Human Biology and science. Go to the library and read, America.

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