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The photos Beyoncé doesn't want you to see

Um, that ship has already sailed.

By Mark C. Brown Feb 6, 2013 2:37PM
BeyonceWith modern technology anyone can be made to look stupid either by freeze-framing a video or snapping off dozens of shots in a row with a still camera. During one of those photos you're going to look stupid; heck, our whole political system is made up of people on either side of the fence posting pictures of the other side looking scary, crazy or stupid (and sometimes all three).

So it makes sense that there would be some photos of Beyoncé at the Super Bowl that are less than flattering. That's to be expected. What's not expected is for her people to think there's anything they can do about it once those pictures hit the Internet. But they did ask for a number of pictures to be pulled -- after Buzzfeed ran a gallery of photos, her publicist asked for several to disappear.
So, of course, they've gotten just a bigger audience. Gawker pulled together the six photos (including the one above) that are apparently causing all the controversy. With a million gorgeous photos of Beyoncé out there, why is anyone sweating these six? And one could argue she still looks pretty damn fierce in all of them.
Feb 6, 2013 6:33PM
I think Beyonce is fabulous, and yes, sex sells. She is the whole package, beautiful, talented, and kind. I do not understand why everyone is trashing her. If I could even halfway attempt the dance moves she does, I would be making some faces also. I do not understand why the media is being so cruel to her, all of a sudden. She is the same, lovely girl, she has always been. God bless her and her family.
Feb 6, 2013 6:33PM

I am a mother, I was so disgusted by the pictures and so called wonderful super bowl show. I as a parent hope my children choose someone to be their roll model OTHER than this woman. The dances and whatever were so appauling to me that I would not let my children watch!!!!!!!!!!!! I want my children to have class and style. I don't want them to follow this examplke EVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!! How awful!!!!!!!!!!! I will always be cautious when my children want to see or listen to this entertainer!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! YUK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Feb 6, 2013 6:30PM
I never ever thought she was attractive , her music is very ordinary and she seems to be way more about T&A then music and I can not tell you one song she does and I like all music pretty much. She seems more about the show then the tune. I never did get what the big hooha was where she is concerned. There seems to be a lot of these performers , lots of glitz and noise but no real substance. When you can grab the mic or the guitar and sit in the spotlight and sing a simple melody then you have the music, like Aguilara, or Pink, or Whitney, even Mariah. They all endure, but Britney and Taylor, and Rhiannah, these folks are about the show not the tunes.
Feb 6, 2013 6:26PM
If she didn't want unflattering pictures she never should have wore that outfit in the first place or danced the way she did.
Feb 6, 2013 6:17PM
With legs like that, she should be kick-starting Jumbo Jets.
Feb 6, 2013 6:13PM

The nerve of Yvette!!!! I think Beyonce' is full of herself! Such vanity not to mention conceit when you turn down Destiny's mics! Doesn't she know that these moments are always going to happen, especially when you are gyrating and strutting ALL your stuff for the world to see? And now she wants those pics pulled? Get over yourself!!!! I thought for a family event, her show was too much. My children are now adults, but if I had little kids, I wouldn't want them to watch her sell "sex" in the name of entertainment. The Super Bow has become a venue to sell sex in both the halftime show and the commercials!!!! Most of them weren't even worth the money it took to produce them. Some didn't even make sense. Just waiting for their to be more attention placed on values and morals rather than our own selfish needs! When is enough enough? This is the way we want our young boys to view a woman, as a sex object? And our little girls think that is how you act and dress? Pretty sick society that we care so much about our own needs that we set such low standards for our kids!!!! What will it be like for the next generation of kids, when what we are seeing today will be considered tame compared to what it will be like? In addition to this being sickening, it breaks my heart for our children and I'm ashamed of the adults who produce such sickness. I don't want o go back to Ozzie and Harriet, but where are our consciences/values/morals? There are very few redeeming tv shows or movies anymore. Anything goes and we just look the other way! SAD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Feb 6, 2013 5:59PM
Give me a break! You want to dress like that as a Mother and then complain because you look bad.
In the above picture there is little left to the imagination. That is why I am not a fan.
The Bible say's, "To whom much is given, much is expected."
Feb 6, 2013 5:55PM
Great wholesome family entertainment CBS & the National Football League -Beyonce making humping motions while dancing, an embarrassment in a room with children present while it ran live on tv, and hopefully this still photo will get enough attention for future broadcasts will be better governed for R rated content and costumes!
Feb 6, 2013 5:45PM

Buzzfeed, is it a crime that Beyonce's publicist made contact and requested some photos to be removed? I think not. Whats the big deal here?!? You either grant the request or not.. It is you Buzzfeed who has made a big controversy over the request by publicizing it for the world to find out. You didn't have to handle business in this manner but because you're like many of the idiots who've commented below, you did. Beyonce is none of what you idiots who posted below claim her to be or any of the negative things the idiots of the world say she is. You idiots must be madonna fans lol Beyonce's superbowl half time show was 100X better than madonnas so get over it!!      

Feb 6, 2013 5:30PM
That's what she get for turning down Kelly's and Michelle's mics during the Superbowl.
Feb 6, 2013 5:22PM

well, she is like seriously rich, and she can roll around in some money , to feel all fuzzy again.

Feb 6, 2013 5:19PM
Wait, wait, wait.  Is that Yvette's last name included at the bottom of the email?  Is that okay?
Feb 6, 2013 5:17PM
I think Beyonce is beautiful and put on a great show.  You are awesome, don't let anyone bring you down!! 
Feb 6, 2013 5:11PM
Feb 6, 2013 4:56PM

You are Not above humiliation!! Get over yourself Beyonce!! After the show you put on, we needed a good laugh at your expense!!

Feb 6, 2013 4:55PM

So let me get this straight, she hunches at the camera and then wants the pictures stopped? Give me a break! If you don't want people looking at your crotch, then don't show it to begin with!!

Feb 6, 2013 4:55PM

the racist coments need to go but i will say i was disappointed in this half time show.

for someone who had just been accused of lip syncing. she should have done more singing  herself

and not dancing to prerecorded tracks. this to me send a bad message to young girls and i

for one wouldnt let my daughters go see her in concert. her halftime show sent the message if you can shake your **** you dont have to actually worry about singing. i see my youngest daughter sing to her songs on the radio or on youtube and all i ca think is that if the halftime show is an example of her concerts people are getting ripped off by only hearing her sing a few opening lines and the shaking her asss to prerecorde tracks

Feb 6, 2013 4:54PM
I don't think she's hot in the first place, she looks bad at any angle!  Let's face it she's hit the wall and she doesn't know it yet.  Poor girl she's just like all of us after all, she's not so special as she thinks!  Jennie is a block!
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