Beyonce Covers L’Officiel Paris and Starts a “Black Face” Controversy
It is when one looks at the entire spread that a problem arises, (for some) as Beyonce is pictured in black face. We here are neither offended nor bothered just baffled. Why would a magazine (even a French one) paint an African-Woman in black face? We must think the decision-making process went something like this:
Editorial Assistant: OMG, yes, you are right. And, what if we paint her face BLACK?
Editor: I think you are on to something. This could be MAJOR.
Photographer: I like where this is heading.
Editorial Assistant: Wait, this should be okay (the black face) right? I mean Beyonce is Black afterall.
Editor: Of course its okay, and its African-American not Black. But, just to be safe let’s see what Beyonce says.
Beyonce (singing): Oh, I was thinking the of doing a shoot with black face after I saw Fela with my “friend” Jay-Z. So, I love this idea. Lets do it.
We are fairly certain that’s how this editorial spread idea went to down. Take a look at an “edited” behind the scenes video