We’re certain by now you’ve heard about the email Beyonce’s publicist, Yvette Noel-Schure, sent to BuzzFeed earlier this week asking them to take down photos the Bey machine deemed unflattering, and in response BuzzFeed decided to highlight the seven pics in an entirely new post. Everyone, particularly the non-Beylievers, got a good laugh out of that, but Baddie Bey and Yvette got the last one because Getty has now taken down the images so that no one can even purchase them anymore and try to put Bey on blast again.
Gawker did a little investigative reporting and noticed five of the seven pics in question are now MIA from the image agency. The two that remain are the inner-thigh, almost crotch shot and another of her standard, “I’m about to pop my back so hard you’d think it was gonna go out” moves. And of course Gawker found some more images that one could say are equally unflattering — if you actually thought the others were — that are free of charge because, as they say, “that is how the Internet works.”
I guess we could say yay for Bey, but I think her and Yvette’s reaction to these pics has been about as over the top as her moves on stage, to say the least. I freak out if a busted picture of me pops up on Facebook but that’s because I don’t have 275,000 others to balance it out. I also get annoyed because it’s usually pic in which I was actually trying to look cute and the result was “try again.” Beyonce was dancing — to put it mildly — in these photos, i.e. getting it, and to be honest these shots capture just how hard she was going. She can’t possibly expect every capture to be a glamor shot pop, locking, and dropping it like that! And when I look at these pics I don’t think eww, I think, “Get it B!”
I know we’re supposed to believe King Bey’s superhuman and all but I want them to let the reigns go just a tad. You can’t be 120% manufactured perfection all the time. Besides, you’re now giving the likes of Kanye Westan excuse to demand Getty take down pics of him in his Givenchy skirt during the Hurricane Sandy relief all because Lord Jamar put out a diss track about him looking a mess. What you say? (Not to me) He is a Divvvvvaaaaaaaaa!
This is a trend I’m not trying to see more of.
Do you think Beyonce and her people are justified in having those pics removed or are they overreacting?