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BLEACHING BEYONCE’S SALUTE TO THE BLACKEST SKIN O!

September 27, 2020

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BLEACHING BEYONCE HAS MADE A FILM “BLACK IS KING” o!

July 5, 2020

Why People Are Already Pissed at Beyoncé’s Upcoming Visual Album ‘Black Is King’ Chelsea Stewart | July 1, 2020

We’re still weeks away from the unveiling of Beyoncé‘s new visual ealbum, Black Is King, but it’s already facing criticism. After seeing the trailers that were released over the weekend of June 26, viewers took to eere really email the media with complaints about the Xb. Many said they feel the Lemonade singer is appropriating, homogenizing, and capitalizing off of African culture. Beyoncé giving a speech in June 2020 What is ‘Black Is King’? Black Is King is an art piece that was written, directed, and executive produced by Beyoncé. It will feature music from The Gift, the soundtrack album for the 2019 remake of The Lion King in which Beyoncé played Nala, and stars several artists who worked on the album. Explaining the project in a statement shared with Variety, Disney and Beyoncé’s company Parkwood Entertainment said: “Black Is King is a celebratory memoir for the world on the Black experience. The film is a story for the ages that informs and rebuilds the present. A reunion of cultures and shared generational beliefs. A story of how the people left most broken have an extraordinary gift and a purposeful future.” Beyoncé offered up a few more details in a June 28 Instagram post, explaining, “It is my passion project that I have been filming, researching and editing day and night for the past year. I’ve given it my all and now it’s yours. It was originally filmed as a companion piece to ‘The Lion King: The Gift’ soundtrack and meant to celebrate the breadth and beauty of Black ancestry.” The film will hit Disney+ on July 31 — just over a year after the release of The Lion King. RELATED: Looks Like ‘Hamilton’ May Have Some Competition in Terms of the Most Popular Disney+ Movie of July 2020 What people are saying about ‘Black Is King’ Many people are excited to see Black Is King. It’s one of few musical releases from the singer in recent years and her first visual album since 2016’s Lemonade, a critically-acclaimed project that provoked global conversations about race, Black womanhood and feminism, spirituality, and more. But others aren’t super thrilled about it. Many people accused Beyoncé of misrepresenting Africa and fueling a certain narrative even though it is a diverse and massive continent. “Sorry but this is a freaking stereotype,” one person wrote under Beyoncé’s aforementioned Instagram post. “Do you think Africans are only people who [dance] around a fire ? You fight against Afro-American rights and you stain Africans. It’s not because you are black that you have the right to insult other black people. I know in America black people insult each other but not in Africa. We don’t.” “The Wakandafication of the continent and Black diasporic identities is entirely uninspired,” commented another, referencing Black Panther, a 2018 Marvel film that takes place on the fictional African country Wakanda. “The repeated tropes/symbolic gestures that homogenise & essentialise thousands of African cultures in service of securing the terrain for Black capitalist possibilities & futures is tired.” Echoing that, someone else said, “Y’all KNOW I love me some Beyoncé but this whole homogenization of African culture is just weird and makes it seem like Africa was ‘perfect’ pre-colonization, it wasn’t” View this post on Instagram A post shared by Beyoncé (@beyonce) on Oct 18, 2019 at 2:56pm PDT Others accused the singer of appropriation, with one person saying, “YOU MEAN TO TELL ME that her new movie piggybacks off of African Culture and it won’t even be available in Africa. We need to talk about African Americans capitalizing off our culture with no real engagement or understanding with/of our people.” (Disney+ is not available in certain African countries, but the outlet reportedly has plans to expand its coverage over time.) Others, however, defended Beyoncé In response to the backlash, many fans suggested that Beyoncé didn’t mean any harm by the visual album. One person wrote: “People always complain about representation in the mainstream. We complain about how Americans know nothing about Africa. Sooo BEYONCÈ integrates African culture in her music videos to bring awareness and y’all complain??? Come on now.” “You Twitter people are crazy talking about Beyoncé ‘using’ african culture for her benefit or whatever in Black is King,” said another. “She’s literally creating exposure to so many local african artists. There are even songs on the album she doesn’t sing in.” So far, Beyoncé has not responded to the backlash. But maybe fans will get more clarity and understanding in Black Is King. Remember, you can watch it starting on July 31.

BLEACHING BEYONCE #3 LOOK AT THIS NOSE JOB LIKE MICHAEL JACKSON! SHAME ON BLACK YOU! 

August 27, 2018

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Byo Model Stands Against Skin Bleaching “Yellow Bones” | ZimEye

August 27, 2018

https://www.zimeye.net/2018/08/19/byo-model-stands-against-skin-bleaching-yellow-bones/lifestyle
Byo Model Stands Against Skin Bleaching “Yellow Bones”
Bulawayo model Lynn Nokuthula Ndhlovu says she will use her image and her academic abilities to empower the girl child to take pride in her appearance and character.
The 20-year-old Nutrition Science student at the University of Zimbabwe urged fellow young women who use complexion and body enhancement substances to take pride in their original looks.
“For me, modelling is an expression of the inner human. I do it to show how beautiful the young dark- complexioned African is without any enhancement substances applied,” she said.
“In this era of ‘yellow bones’, many young girls have exposed their bodies to side effects that come with enhancement substances and bleaching creams they use to lighten their complexion.
“Let’s take pride in ourselves and not lose our culture. Black is beautiful, even in western countries dark models are rated more beautiful than their light counterparts.”
Ndhlovu, who started modelling early this year, said she would complement her passion with her professional career to make it in the lights and camera industry.
“I wish to be an icon in the modelling industry, but professional modelling is not viable in Zimbabwe. I think I will have to complement my passion [modelling] with my professional career,” she said.
“I am studying towards a degree in Nutrition Science and if I get employed, it will put me at an advantageous position with corporates who require the services of professional models. I believe in beauty with brains.”
Ndhlovu said she started modelling after a friend asked her to take part in a photoshoot early this year.
“I have always loved taking pictures with my phone, but I never thought I would be doing it seriously,” she said.
“Many thanks to my friend who runs SwishSays Photography who asked me to be part of a photoshoot he was doing early this year.
“I have now fallen in love with the lenses and I enjoy expressing my feelings and telling stories in front of the camera.”
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BLEACHING BEYONCE #2

August 4, 2018

BLEACHING BEYONCE DOES ALLOW HER CHILD- BLACK IVY-TO WEAR HER HAIR WOOLLY NATURAL!!!

August 4, 2018

AFRICAN BRAIDS ATI NO MAKEUP FOR BEYONCE IN CUBA!-BEYONCE ATI JAY-Z VISIT A BLACK COUNTRY FOR THEIR ANNIVERSARY 2013!-FROM DAILYMAIL.COM

February 5, 2014

FROM DAILYMAIL.COM

lice are called to keep Beyonce and Jay-Z safe in Cuba as they are mobbed by fans while eating in Havana

  • Dozens of well-wishers led to officers being called to the renowned La Guarida restaurant
  • Restrictions on American travel to Cuba eased in 2011

By Daily Mail Reporter

PUBLISHED: 04:52 GMT, 5 April 2013 | UPDATED: 11:45 GMT, 5 April 2013

 

Police were called to keep the crowds at bay after Beyonce and Jay-Z were mobbed in Havana, Cuba.

The celebrity couple were celebrating their fifth wedding anniversary in the island capital when they were surrounded by dozens of well-wishers.

The law enforcement officers arrived at the renowned restaurant La Guarida on Wednesday night.

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Power couple: Beyonce and Jay-Z stepped out in Havana, Cuba, on Thursday as they dined out for lunch to celebrate their fifth wedding anniversary

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Power couple: Beyonce and Jay-Z stepped out in Havana, Cuba, on Thursday as they dined out for lunch to celebrate their fifth wedding anniversary

 
Cuban police stop people than want to see Beyonce during a visit of the US singer to Havana

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Cuban police stop people than want to see Beyonce during a visit of the US singer to Havana

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Backup: Police were called to keep the crowds at bay after Beyonce and Jay-Z were mobbed on the streets of Havana

 
Mobbed: La Guarida restaurant provided this handout photo of Beyonce's visit that quickly became mobbed

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Mobbed: La Guarida restaurant provided this handout photo of Beyonce’s visit that quickly became mobbed

 
 
All eyes: Jay-Z appeared to stare protectively of his wife who carefully stepped behind him in heels as they walked into the flash of waiting cameras

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All eyes: Jay-Z appeared to stare protectively of his wife who carefully stepped behind him in heels as they walked into the flash of waiting cameras

Beaming beauty: Beyonce otherwise beamed and smiled for the cameras and her fans while described by a waitress to have not been wearing a drop of makeup

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Beaming beauty: Beyonce otherwise beamed and smiled for the cameras and her fans while described by a waitress to have not been wearing a drop of makeup

The famous couple’s bodyguards’ presence outside set the gritty, bustling neighbourhood of Centre Havana abuzz, and a crowd gathered downstairs shouting Beyonce’s name until she went to a balcony and waved.

Waitress Silvia Fernandez said Beyonce toured the eatery and looked at photos of past celebrity clients including Jack Nicholson, Jodie Foster, Danny Glover, Will Smith and James Belushi.

‘She was beautiful, without a drop of makeup, very natural,’ Fernandez said. ‘What happened with the people was incredible.’

 
Causing a stir: Jay-Z puffed away on a Cuban cigar as they toured the area flanked by a bodyguard

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Causing a stir: Jay-Z puffed away on a Cuban cigar as they toured the area flanked by a bodyguard

 

 
Fan frenzy: Crowds assembled outside the Saratoga hotel in a bid to catch a glimpse of the singer in Old Havana

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Fan frenzy: Crowds assembled outside the Saratoga hotel in a bid to catch a glimpse of the singer in Old Havana

 

Beyonce and Jay-Z celebrate fifth wedding anniversary in Cuba

 

 

Police arrived and made sure she was able to exit without incident.

The 31-year-old singer cut a striking image, with her hair styled into cornrows.

She was wearing a patterned yellow ensemble which showed off her legs while rapper Jay-Z, 43, looked like the quintessential tourist in shorts, a blue T-shirt and hat.

 
You're my idol: The songstress met with schoolchildren and posed for a photograph with them

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You’re my idol: The songstress met with schoolchildren and posed for a photograph with them

 
Famous visitor: Beyonce took time out to chat to the local children

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Famous visitor: Beyonce took time out to chat to the local children

La Guarida staffers showed The Associated Press pictures of the two dining on typical Cuban creole favourites – fish, chicken, black beans and rice – accompanied by their mothers.

The privately run restaurant is famous as the filming location for the hit movie Strawberry and Chocolate, and is a mainstay on Havana’s tourist circuit.

The couple – who married Paris on April 4, 2008 – toured colonial Old Havana wearing dark glasses and were surrounded by bodyguards and excited fans.

 
Taking a breather: Beyonce and Jay-Z took stopped for lunch at a restaurant which boasted a rooftop terrace with a sweeping view of the harbour

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Taking a breather: Beyonce and Jay-Z took stopped for lunch at a restaurant which boasted a rooftop terrace with a sweeping view of the harbour

 

 
Still going strong: It is five years to the day since they R&B star wed in Paris, France

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Still going strong: It is five years to the day since they R&B star wed in Paris, France

Beyonce posed for pictures with local schoolchildren while Jay-Z puffed on a Cuban cigar, and then they popped into another restaurant that boasts a rooftop terrace with a sweeping view of the harbour.

Beyonce and Jay-Z declined to speak to reporters, and it was not clear why they travelled to Cuba. State-run website CubaSi called it a tourist trip.

 
Just gotta light it! Bey took control of the camera as Jay-Z enjoyed his cigar as they walked the streets

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Just gotta light it! Bey took control of the camera as Jay-Z enjoyed his cigar as they walked the streets

 

 
Fanfare: A street performer looks on as the famous couple walk on by on their tour

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Fanfare: A street performer looks on as the famous couple walk on by on their tour

 

 

 

 

Washington’s 51-year embargo makes it illegal for U.S. citizens to visit Cuba for mere tourism, although tens of thousands of Americans travel there each year on academic, religious, journalistic or cultural exchange visas.

The Obama administration eased many of the restrictions in 2011, but tourists still need a special visa or to be part of an organized tour.

In the past, artists who were challenged by the government have said they visited for cultural purposes.

 
Goods spirits: The power couple looked to be having a great time in the Cuban capital

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Goods spirits: The power couple looked to be having a great time in the Cuban capital

 

 

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Ariel, Coventry, United Kingdom, 10 months ago

Jay got some smooth looking legs on the first picture! lol

 
 
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Jon, London, United Kingdom, 10 months ago

King and Queen of Zamunda.

 
 
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Len, Frome, 10 months ago

Jay Z looks like he should be carrying my golf clubs in that first pic

 
 
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Abolishthemonarchy., NEWRY, United Kingdom, 10 months ago

Illuminati…..

 
 
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robin, sassari, 10 months ago

Before the Storm, Jay has been rapping for twenty years and has become one of the most successful business men in rap, he has a wealth exceeding 500 million dollars! So no, they are not overrated, the man is a huge success.

 
 
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mumme, my house, 10 months ago

She is beautiful. She has worked hard to become such a big star, dont know why people dislike them so much. Why shouldnt they enjoy spending their money. People come to see them how is that their fault?

 
 
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Danii, New York, 10 months ago

I wish they would stay in Cuba!!!!!!!!!

 
 
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robert, stockport, United Kingdom, 10 months ago

cant stand these posers..

 
 
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August 26, 2008

FROM radicalleft.net
Beyoncé Knowles & the Skin-Whitening Controversy
by max blunt at 04:35PM (CEST) on August 11, 2008 | Permanent Link | Cosmos

Cosmetics company L’Oreal has been accused of

“whitening” singer Beyoncé Knowles’ skin colour in

a series of press ads in women’s magazines in the US

The ads for L’Oreal Paris’ Feria hair color product,

are in the Elle, Allure and Essence magazines

Cosmetics company L’Oreal has been accused of “whitening” singer Beyoncé Knowles’ skin colour in a series of press ads in women’s magazines in the US.

The ads, for L’Oreal Paris’ Feria hair colour product, feature in the September editions of Elle, Allure and Essence magazines in the US.

In the ads the 26-year-old star, who is married to rapper Jay Z, appears to be much whiter than typical pictures of the singer-cum-actress.

There has been a backlash in the US over the images. The New York post said that the “digital lightening” made her “virtually unrecognisable”.

Gossip website TMZ described the Beyoncé images as “bleached out” and “Photoshopped”, launching an online poll to ask if the whitening was “a slap to blacks?”.

However, L’Oreal maintained there has been no lightening of the singer’s complexion in the ads.

“We highly value our relationship with Ms Knowles. It is categorically untrue that L’Oreal Paris altered Ms Knowles’ features or skin tone in the campaign for Feria hair color,” the company said in a statement.

Knowles has worked with the cosmetics company since 2001.
Millions of Black Women ‘Bleach’ Their Skin [Source]
It’s great that L’Oreal has publicly denied that it had deliberately tried to make Beyoncé appear whiter in its latest campaign.

However, “bleaching” is still a huge issue for young women around the world.

The 27-year-old singer, who has an African American father and Creole mother, is naturally light-skinned, with dark brown hair, but appears with very pale skin and strawberry blonde hair as the face of L’Oreal.

She appears, if not exactly “white” then definitely racially ambiguous. It is a tactic Beyoncé appears to have used herself previously – perhaps to make her image more commercial.

Her trademark has been very long blonde hair extensions and yes, looking as light as possible. Whether or not this was her actual intention, her commercial success is undeniable.

Beyond her endorsements, as a solo artist she has sold many millions of albums and singles worldwide, dwarfing the solo earnings of other members of the Grammy-winning girl group Destiny’s Child, who incidentally are much darker.

This is not the first time advertisers have been accused of white-washing. There was uproar when the black “Halifax man”, appeared to have become progressively lighter and his voice was dubbed.

Halifax denied the accusation. Then there was the infamous Ford company photo where black faces were simply changed to white. Ford apologised.

But the problem goes beyond the airbrushing and whitewashing of global corporations.

“Bleaching” is a huge industry in developing countries. This legacy of slavery or colonization, where lighter-skinned or white people were given visible privileges over hundreds of years has resulted in societies where the lighter you are, the higher your status socially and economically.

In India, women strive to achieve the “wheat” colour much-requested on Asian dating websites. In the Caribbean, light skin is also highly desired while in African countries even seemingly minor variations in skin tone can contribute to ethnic conflict.

Containing the active ingredients hydroquinone and/or mercury, bleaching creams have been linked with the disfiguring condition ochronosis, marked by the darkening and thickening of the skin.

Also, there is the appearance of tiny dome-shaped bumps and greyish-brown spots, according to the US FDA which proposed a ban on skin-lightening creams without a prescription back in 2006.

In the UK, the amount of hydroquinone allowed in retail skin-lightening creams has been limited to just 2% but demand means there is a ready unofficial market for stronger potions.

Ironically, skin-lightening creams are often a misnomer, since after discontinuing use, normal sun exposure can make you darker than before.

Women can then become psychologically addicted to creams and over years destroy not just their complexions, but also their health and self-esteem.

Marketers are well aware of how a “white” or “black” face on packaging can affect sales.

The purpose of the recent Italian Vogue issue featuring completely black models was mainly to combat the widely held perception that black faces “don’t sell”.

However, advertisers may not be aware of how younger girls are influenced by images of women being airbrushed ever lighter, skinnier, blonder.

L’Oreal have denied that their actions were deliberate, but nevertheless yet another message, that the whiter you are the more successful you will be, has been sent.


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