Monday, February 11, 2013

Check Out Beyonce's Unflattering Super Bowl Half Time Pics That Has Gone Viral

When Beyonce performed at the  Super Bowl half time show last Sunday, many pictures were taken.
However, the unflattering pictures above stood out and has generated a lot of controversy, going viral and becoming a meme of some sort.
Yes, the pictures aren't  Beyonce's best snaps, but even the most beautiful people get caught unawares by the lens of flashing cameras. However the 32 year old singer did not understand this, and wanted the pictures taken away from our prowling eyes.
As a result, Beyoncé's publicist Yvette Noel-Schure, emailed Buzzfeed earlier this week to ask that the site 'respectfully change' several images of her client to 'some better photos' from the halftime show. Unfortunately, her attempt backfired in epic proportions.
Buzzfeed published the email,  which then resulted in the 'Streisand Effect', with different versions of the picture recreated with Photoshop.
See pictures after the cut
Beyonce's face photshopped as Zombie
Beyonce is reinterpreted as a weightlifter (left) and in a phase of metamorphosis (right)
Ready for take-off: Beyoncé was transformed into a rocket ship (left) and a She-Hulk (right)
The power of photoshop: The Destiny's Child singer is portrayed as Conan the Barbarian's muscly wife (left)
ermahgerd beyoncer meme
And emmm...Bey's new nose doesn't really help matters...

NB: 'The Streisand effect' is the phenomenon whereby an attempt to hide or remove a piece of information has the unintended consequence of publicizing the information more widely, usually facilitated by the Internet. The term is a modern expression of the older phenomenon that banning or censoring something often makes that item or information more desirable, and leads to it being actively sought out to a greater extent than it would have otherwise been.

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