The images were apparently taken from Beyoncé's 2013 L'Oréal commercial shoots and ad campaigns — she is a spokesperson for the brand. The images show the singer with wrinkled and blemished skin. Before we move on, we'd like to clarify that Beyoncé still looks great. Withinh an hour of posting the photos, "The Beyoncé World" were forced to remove the images due to backlash.
The site owners posted a comment explaining their actions:
We were just posting the photos to share the fact that our queen is naturally beautiful, at the same time she is just a regular woman.
Here is one of Beyoncé's L'Oréal ads, for comparison:
Others, still, are claiming the unretouched pictures were actually doctored.
Representatives for Beyoncé have not yet responded for comment.