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These Beyonce Photos Without Any Retouching Prove She’s Just Like You

Beyonce may not be so “Flawless” after all. On Wednesday (Feb. 18), a slew of Queen Bey’s photos — 224 to be exact — that were never retouched leaked online and were showcased on the site the Beyonce World, which sent her loyal fan base, otherwise known as the BeyHive, into a tizzy.

The photos in question are from a commercial shoot for L’Oreal’s 2013 Feria and Infallible makeup ads. The images show Beyonce with some blemishes and pimples — in essence, reminding us that she’s a human being.

The Beyonce fan website removed the photos after they were hit with an onslaught of negative comments by the singer’s supporters.

The site owner posted this letter:

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.”

And we have to agree. Beyonce is only human and there will be days when she won’t look picture perfect. While we’re sure the singer wasn’t happy that over 200 unflattering pictures of her face hit the web, it’s a good reminder that Photoshop is often used in the print and advertising worlds.

And let us not forget that the BeyHive doesn’t play when it comes to their queen. You have been warned.

Read some of the Twitter reactions to Beyonce’s untouched images below.

 

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