Beyonce Causes Controversy With Dark Face

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Beyonce Causes Controversy With Dark Face
In a photo shoot taken for L'Officiel Parismagazine, Beyonce returns “to her African roots”, voluntarily painting her face dark brown. You know, the way actors did in Minstrel shows during the 1800s and it was incredibly offensive?

The shoot was an homage to Nigerian musician and humanitarian Fela Kuti. Beyonce’s husband, Jay-Z is currently producing the Broadway musical Fela!.

The photos are obviously causing controversy, with Jezebel.com making this statement:

“When you paint your face darker in order to look more 'African,' aren't you reducing an entire continent, full of different nations, tribes, cultures and histories, into one brown color?"

But the thing is, if Beyonce would’ve taken the photos without the makeup, everyone would be complaining that her face was too white. Either way, she was screwed.

When the art director brought up the idea, Beyonce should’ve just suggested to take pictures of her butt in a shimmery gold dress as per usual. That’s safe territory, Beyonce. Don’t stray.
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