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Beyonce’s Darkened Skin Creates Controversy

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Beyonce hasn’t been featured in the news very much lately, but after a photoshoot for the French Magazine ‘L’Officiel Paris’, Sasha Fierce has stirred up some controversy for darkening her skin as a tribute to a late great Nigerian musician.

In the past, Beyonce has stirred up some controversy for lightening the shade of her skin in a series of L’Oreal ads. Once again, the pop singer is catching a lot of buzz for changing the shade of her skin, but this time around the ‘Single Ladies’ singer is darkening her complexion.

In a shoot with the French Magazine, L’Officiel Paris, Beyonce darkened her skin as a tribute to the late great Nigerian musician and social activist, Fela Kuti. The Beyonce/Kuti issue is in celebration of the magazine’s 90th anniversary.

The magazine released a quote saying that Beyonce’s face “was voluntarily darkened” as a return to Beyonce’s “African roots.” When asked more about the shoot, L’Officiel Paris also said, “Far from the glamorous Sasha Fierce, the beauty posed for the magazine with amazing fashion designers’ clothes, but also in a dress created by her mother … All the pictures will be available in the collector edition, on sale at the end of this month.”

via Beyonce Darkens Skin for French Magazine Shoot – PopCrush.

Do you think this is a controversial issue? It really doesn’t bother me whether her face is lighter or darker; she still looks absolutely stunning to me!

It’s sad that even in 2011, color is still considered an issue…

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