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L'Oreal to Beyonce: We Like You The Way You Are

8/7/2008 4:30 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

BeyonceDespite a clear difference from her regular appearance, L'Oreal is denying lighting Beyonce's skin in its new ad.

"We highly value our relationship with Ms. Knowles," L'Oreal says. "It is categorically untrue that L'Oreal Paris altered Ms. Knowles' features or skin tone in the campaign for Feria hair color."

Beyonce has been a spokesmodel for the company since 2001.

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Gia    

Beyonce is just a pretty face why do you think Loreal has keep her as there spokes model since 2001? She sells shes popular, and attracts a wide range of customers. Loreal doesn't care about Beyonce herself it's just BUSINESS she SELLS. Loreal doesn't care what they have to do as long as they are making money. That's the way the industry works you either sell it, or you're a nobody.

2204 days ago
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CyntLove    

Will all of you stop using the word RACIST. Tonya was not being racist, she was being prejudice. I don't think she holds the power to deny or oppress anyone, based solely on race, hence lies the basis of racism. We are all prejudice within and without our one prospective ethnic group. However, one of the issues faced by women of color is "what is beautiful" and for years woman have had to deal with the blonde hair, blue eye standard of beauty. While that standard has varied over the years with the exotic look "women of darker skin tones" it does not change the fact that what is the most accepted form of beauty is blond hair, blue eyes. These heart felt feeling come from years of being told anything other than that is not beautiful. Today this is still an issue and many artist are faced with acceptance based soley on looks or not being taken seriously or taken at all. Countless numbers of black have had to compromise themselve or get less exposure, if they dont fit into the mold of White American beauty. No one on this forum is ignorant to the fact of what is considered truly beautiful in this country. It has been this way for hundreds of years. While you may feel beautiful without fitting into that standard, sometimes you have to fake it (we hope for a time) until you make it.

2201 days ago
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Xanadu    

What about all the brunette, dark eyed beauties making it in Hollywood - Angelina Jolie, Sandra Bullock, or Catherine Zeta-Jones, how about back in the day with Audrey Hepburn, Vivien Leigh, Raquel Welch, to name just a few brunettes, -have they all compromised their exposure & kept from any real success by keeping their dark hair? I bet if you looked into it, just as many dark haired women have been voted Best Actress or were Ms. America than blondes - that kinda throws out your excuse (another one) of "they HAVE to change their appearance to be blonde to be accepted into white culture to have any chance" - ridiculous - dont blame what Beyonce decided HERSELF looks best on her on RACISM - that is utterly STUPID. Dont you EVERY get tired of blaming whitey for EVERYTHING lame in your lives???

2198 days ago
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Nia Fields    

Yeah, the whole skin thing is crazy. but the weave for the AD is HHHOOORRRRRRRIIBBBBLLLEEEE .

2161 days ago
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