Monday, February 11, 2013

A Whiter Bey

Looking almost like Alyssa Milano...

An apparently leaked photo of Beyoncé on the March cover of Vogue has gone viral, and several Grammy photos displayed this morning on ABC's Good Morning America have re-ignited what has been blog and magazine fodder for more than a year now:
Is Beyoncé lightening her skin?

Bey looks very romanesque or Continetal or perhaps Italian in the recent images. One blogger remarked that her "whiteness rivals that of Alicia Keys in recent days."

Let's look at this from a fresh point of view: how many palefaces endured (and still endure) cancer-causing exposure to the sun in efforts to darken their skins? Better question: why are we never satisfied with what we look like --- why do we always envy and perhaps try to emulate someone else who we consider to be "good looking." Is white Bey more or less beautiful than Black Bey?

"Remember how in that communion only, beholding beauty with the eye of the mind, he will be enabled to bring forth, not images of beauty, but realities (for he has hold not of an image but of a reality), and bringing forth and nourishing true virtue to become the friend of God and be immortal, if mortal man may." ~ Plato

Moral of the post: Be happy with yourself and who you are! And if you are happy emulating another, do it in such fashion that no one can fault you for it (unless they are jealous of you) - and if you absolutely hate yourself so much that you decide to go the plastic surgery route (this tip is for you, Dawn Yang) don't overdo it! You can receive my special newsletters - published only when necessary - by clicking on the envelope icon below - then you'll be on my mailing list. Thank-you very much! Don't worry - I will not share it or sell or compromise my list (or your privacy) in any way, shape or form!

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