Unretouched Pics of Beyonce Cause Outrage -- Because How Dare She Not Look 'Flawless'

beyonce going to 40/40 clubJust about every day, we see a new "makeup-free" selfie from a celeb or paparazzi shot of our favorite star walking around in sloppy clothes looking "just like us." But it's NOT every day we see Beyonce -- the queen of all things #flawless -- totally unretouched and flaunting less than glowing, smooth, perfectly clear, and perpetually youthful-looking skin! So when photos from a 2013 L'Oreal ad campaign depicting exactly that were leaked yesterday, it's no wonder all hell broke loose!

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Check out the pics in question, which were originally posted to The Beyonce World

After fans went beserk, the site pulled the pics and posted the following statement:

Due to the disdain of the BeyHive, we have removed the photos. We don't want to cause any drama, nor do we wish to start fan wars. Some of the things we have seen posted were just horrible, and we don't want any parts of it. We were just posting the photos to share the fact that our queen is naturally beautiful, at the same time she is just a regular woman.

Wild that something like these pics is enough to send fans into such a tizzy! The rationale The Beyonce World gave for posting the photos in the first place makes perfect sense. We should ALL -- mega-fans or not -- be totally cool with the fact that Bey is "a regular woman."

But this whole fiasco goes to show that far too many of us actually prefer fantasy over reality. Especially when it comes to stars like Queen Bey whose ethereal, effortless beauty we'd prefer to put on a pedestal than see blown to smithereens.

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Ultimately, though, anyone who sees these images as an assault on an idol needs to take a chill pill! The bottom-line is that she's gorgeous. And you can be gorgeous without being perfect or flawless. In fact, flaws add character and can make someone even MORE stunning.

But whatevs, BeyHive isn't having it, so let's all forget Beyonce is human, alrighty? Cuz apparently, that's just too tough a pill for some to swallow.

Do you think these images are insulting to Beyonce or empowering to other women? Or neither?

 

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