NEW YORK, Feb. 18 (UPI) — Unretouched pictures of pop superstar Beyoncé leaked on Wednesday, upsetting some fans who were unwilling to see the diva’s natural skin, and marveling others at her beauty without effects under the harsh lighting and heavy makeup of a photo shoot.
Beyoncé unphotoshopped pictures have been leaked pic.twitter.com/jq6NHbsi6m— Dann (@actuallyCR) February 18, 2015
The pictures, reportedly from a 2013 L’Oréal commercial and print ad shoot, were initially leaked to fansite The Beyoncé World, which has taken the pictures down, and republished by Comlex.
Unretouched photos of Beyoncé leaked and everyone on Twitter is freaking out: http://t.co/nnmxKmitCQ pic.twitter.com/UI2n5IWAwz— Complex (@ComplexMag) February 18, 2015
The Internet is freaking out over these unretouched Beyoncé photos: http://t.co/txUxFRL3qT pic.twitter.com/wiJO9hjRg2— Complex Music (@ComplexMusic) February 18, 2015
The appearance of texture and possibly even zits on Beyoncé’s face was too much for some fans, who took to social media in outrage for and defense of her.
Those “unphotoshopped” pictures of Beyonce look fake as hell.— nigella flossin (@Danilionnn) February 18, 2015
When Beyoncé skin got that bad!!!!— Analysia (@_AnalysiaMarie) February 18, 2015
yall are so petty for reposting those ugly photoshopped pictures of Beyoncé— Beyoncé News (@delreywifi) February 18, 2015
Beyonce’s unphotoshopped pictures look better than your ugly perfect 365 disgraces you call selfies— tyler (@BYETYLER) February 18, 2015
Others were relieved to see some humanity in the oft-idealized singer, and some were impressed Beyoncé maintained her natural beauty.
So glad Beyoncé doesn’t have flawless skin!! pic.twitter.com/U1x6z4Q3qV— Liz Jarrett (@lizjarrett) February 18, 2015
All that those Beyonce pictures proved was that… Actually nothing. It just proved that the person who leaked them has no life.— Africana WomaNINJA (@MelanieCoMcCoy) February 18, 2015
Beyonce is a beautiful woman. Period.— STEVEN (@_kingstevie) February 18, 2015