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Beyonce's people try to get 'unflattering' photos taken off web

Alice Vincent

Published 07/02/2013 | 12:12

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Team Beyonce do not like the series of "unflattering" photos
Buzzfeed decided to publish 33 of the less photogenic photos of Beyoncé's performance
Buzzfeed claims the photos show Beyoncé's "fiercest" moments

Beyoncé's energetic Super Bowl performance came with its own fan-filled audience, a contribution from her rapper husband Jay-Z and a costume wild enough to enrage animal rights protesters.

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One thing the singer didn't plan for, however, was "unflattering" photos.

It appears not even divas are immune from an awkward snap, and when American website Buzzfeed decided to publish 33 of the less photogenic photos of Beyoncé's performance, news site Gawker found out that her publicist called for them to be taken down.

The publicist sent an email to Buzzfeed "respectfully asking" that they remove some of the "unflattering" photos, specifying seven in particular as "the worst". Buzzfeed's piece, which claims the photos show Beyoncé's "fiercest" moments from the show and prove that 2013 is the singer's year, remains intact. The images capture Beyonce dancing and singing enthusiastically in fishnet tights, knee-high heeled boots and a leather bodysuit, which is an arguably admirable feat.

Beyoncé has been at the centre of press attention this year as she returned to her music career after giving birth in January 2012. She faced a scandal after miming the American national anthem last month at President Obama's second inauguration, and she recently announced that her next global tour will be called The Mrs. Carter Show - an unprecedented move for the singer of hits Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It) and Independent Women.


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