L'Oreal Denies Whitening Beyonce's Skin

08/08/2008 at 08:53 AM ET

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Cosmetics company L’Oreal denied that it lightened Beyonce‘s skin tone for an ad — after gossip-site tmz.com posted comparison pictures of Knowles promoting Feria looking noticably paler and lighter than usual. “We highly value our relationship with Ms. Knowles. It is categorically untrue that L’Oreal Paris altered Ms. Knowles’ features or skin tone in the campaign for Feria hair color,” the Paris-based company said in a statement to the Associated Press. Knowles’ representative declined further comment — the singer has been a face of L’Oreal since 2001. Tell us: What do you think of the ads?Caris Davis

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Tracey on

Those two pics shouldn’t even be compared with one another. The left pic is just a pic of her probably at some red carpet event or fundraiser. The pic on the right was done via photo shoot. The lighting for the photo shoot is very specific and it’s nothing like a regular shot from the paparazzi. I believe the color of her hair causes an optical illusion too.

Carissa on

I think when you color your hair that light and have lighter makeup and you know there are probley a hundred lights around she will appear lighter. I dont think they would do that. Beyonce isn’t dark so it’s not a big difference. People like to start any thing..

Tracey on

Oh and I almost forgot. She has been the face of L’oreal since 2001. Why would they start lightening her skin now. That wouldn’t make sense.

slimpickens on

Does it reaklly matter if the pictures were altered? Frankly given lighting and the color of her hair when the shots were taken, i believe the company.

Jess on

This is ridiculous…Beyonce was never dark in the first place,she was always light skinned,the other pic she most likely had on a darker foundation,the lighting,or a tan..give me a freaking break.

anonymous on

why are they trying to make look non-african american and more caucasan.

L on

I’ve seen photos of B. natural and without makeup and she can be quite pale like her mom and nephew both are.

Rolidna on

My question is Why is it know one makes any comments about people who tan to look darker.

moiale on

Who the h____ cares? Worry about things that are important (i.e. hunger, poverty, gas prices, economy, etc).

Jessica on

The photo is not doctored….give me a break….beyonce doesn’t have very dark skin to begin with if you have ever seen any destiny child’s videos or beyonce videos you would know that….like come on people…..get over it…it’s just a picture

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