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Jigga Man: B's Whitewash Is Good for a Laugh

8/7/2008 5:09 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Jay-Z's got 99 problems, but L'Oreal lightening Beyonce's skin ain't one.

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proud 2 be black    

Whats the big deal? So what if she is a little lighter?

2245 days ago
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proud 2 be black    

There are bigger problems in the world to fix.

2245 days ago
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poppo    

"2. Whats the big deal? So what if she is a little lighter?

Posted at 5:01PM on Aug 7th 2008 by Justin"

you must be white...

if you must know, the problem with her ad being lighter than her actual skintone is that white aesthetics are promoted over any other aesthetics. Anyone of a darker skin tone is constantly lightened up or has their features altered in most media--t.v., mag ads, etc., to appear more "white" (in facial features, skin color ,etc.)

get a clue!!!!!

2245 days ago
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TeamKate    

3. "2. Whats the big deal? So what if she is a little lighter?

Posted at 5:01PM on Aug 7th 2008 by Justin"

you must be white...

if you must know, the problem with her ad being lighter than her actual skintone is that white aesthetics are promoted over any other aesthetics. Anyone of a darker skin tone is constantly lightened up or has their features altered in most media--t.v., mag ads, etc., to appear more "white" (in facial features, skin color ,etc.)

get a clue!!!!!

Posted at 5:10PM on Aug 7th 2008 by poppo

B is a very beautiful black woman. I do not see anyone wanting to make her lighter on purpose. Blacks need to stop trying to act like all us white people want you to look like us. It isn't us that say go straighten your hair or get a nose job or bleach your skin. I say people make mistakes even in photography! No one is perfect and it's high time everyone stop complaining and acting like their feelings are hurt over a simple mistake or just even a word. It's like everyone today are babies and can't take any insults or even accept an accident. I think it's awful when i gotta live in a world where i gotta wacth every word i say for fear i could get my head blown off by someone. Chill!!

2245 days ago
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blackandwhitegirl    

Hi Jay, it's good that you got a laugh out of this.your girl is ugly.

2245 days ago
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Jessica    



Oh Yeah! The same could be said for you all as well I guess. Because it isn't us black people that tell you to go get a tan, inject your lips with God knows what, get a nose job, butt implants and the list goes on and on. This does not seem like a simple mistake. I could hardly tell that this was Beyonce. Yes there is a problem when you have a beautiful black woman made to look white. I am glad this is getting attention and I bet you Loreal won't try and pull this crap again. Beyonce is a beautiful woman and the lightening of the skin and narrowing of her features makes her look worse not better. Unfortunately we all live in a world where we have to watch what we say for fear of our heads getting blown off. But blacks are not the only one's blowing people's heads off if that is what you are insinuating. This is too obvious of a mistake. Too many people (including white people) have noticed that this is a crappy picture of Beyonce. The complaints are warranted. As long as I don't have to see anything like this again I will CHILL!!

2245 days ago
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shoeprincess    

I understand the uproar about her skin tone but what about false advertising? I mean they are advertising you can have Beyonce's hair color when the hair she is sporting is either a weave or lace front wig! That should be the uproar as well. That is not her hair nor Loreal's hair color product on her head. Even if they dyed her brown or black weave, you will not receive the color that is being advertised on the box.

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TeamKate    

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Oh Yeah! The same could be said for you all as well I guess. Because it isn't us black people that tell you to go get a tan, inject your lips with God knows what, get a nose job, butt implants and the list goes on and on. This does not seem like a simple mistake. I could hardly tell that this was Beyonce. Yes there is a problem when you have a beautiful black woman made to look white. I am glad this is getting attention and I bet you Loreal won't try and pull this crap again. Beyonce is a beautiful woman and the lightening of the skin and narrowing of her features makes her look worse not better. Unfortunately we all live in a world where we have to watch what we say for fear of our heads getting blown off. But blacks are not the only one's blowing people's heads off if that is what you are insinuating. This is too obvious of a mistake. Too many people (including white people) have noticed that this is a crappy picture of Beyonce. The complaints are warranted. As long as I don't have to see anything like this again I will CHILL!!

Posted at 11:55PM on Aug 7th 2008 by Jessica

Why in the world are you so upset over that picture? What if madonna got made darker looking on the cover of a magazine? I doubt she or the rest of us would be crying around or even care. Wanna know why? Because it's high time for the racist crap to be over with! It will never go away until everyone stops with the slurs and acting like others are out to get them. Another thing is both whites and blacks need to stop trying to be separate. I hear blacks calling each other brother and sister....but they won't look at a white friend and say the same. I'm sure it goes both ways with whites too...But i hear it far more from blacks. It causes tention and both races to become racist i think. In order to wipe out some of the hate in both...Why not try watching what we say to each other and really care about each others feelings for once? I'm honestly sick of all the one sided crap that gets thrown on my race...being white! I do not think anyone wanted to make Beyonce white!! She's too beautiful black and today us white people get sued over saying the same stuff all you blacks do 24/7! I say stop with all of it already!! Yeah whites use guns and all that...But there's 100% more black on black crime then white on white and you cannot argue that or blame us for it. Clean up your own yard before you come telling someone else to do theirs! Oh and i wanna hear what Beyonce thinks of this Ad that made her look like a horrible white girl...Grrrrrr!!

2244 days ago
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TeamKate    

See how upset everyone is over such a small thing? This is what is ruining the world!! It's a bad picture of Beyonce i agree1000% but it doesn't mean anyone did it was racist or even did it on purpose. Why does everyone have to be so sensitive? When we were kids our parents told us to ignore certain things and to stay away from that person that was bothering us if possible. It's like today everyone justs want to hop onto their fellow man or woman and beat them senseless over nothing. Makes me sick and people need to grow a heart and learn to turn the other cheek.

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