Beyoncé Skin BleachingFrom left: Beyoncé in 2001 (Getty Images) vs Beyoncé last Saturday (Image: @Beyonce/Instagram)

South Africans Weigh In on Beyoncé’s Appearance Amid Skin Bleaching Allegations

South Africans have flocked to X (formerly Twitter) to share their thoughts on Beyoncé’s appearance at the premiere of her film, “Renaissance: A Film by Beyoncé,” as showcased on her Instagram page.

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Controversy Surrounds Singer’s Skin Tone at “Renaissance” Premiere

Last Saturday, Beyoncé graced the “chrome carpet” before the screening, dressed in silver with platinum blonde hair. As photos circulated on social media, some users began accusing the singer of skin bleaching. The mystery remains whether her skin tone is a result of photo editing or lightening products.

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Mzansi Weighs In on Beyoncé’s Alleged Skin Bleaching

South Africans took to X to discuss the allegations of Beyoncé bleaching her skin. While some suggested she might be taking cues from South African media personality Khanyi Mbau, others attributed her look to lighting and editing. Here are some of the comments:

@Brownskin_Girlz:
It’s camera lights . There’s a new picture after this one
@sewelankoana:
Beyoncé Mbau
@ManciSiya:
Bleach, Look at her pictures in early 2000s, it’s same thing with Kanyi Mbawu and Neymar
@Bheks_C:
Khanyi Mbau waseMelika
@Buju_boo:
Natural plus some camera lights

Tina Knowles Defends Beyoncé Against Skin Bleaching Accusations

Meanwhile, Tina Knowles is standing up for her daughter, Beyoncé, against the skin bleaching allegations. Knowles dismissed the accusations in a post shared on Instagram on Tuesday, where she accused users and the media of perpetuating racism, sexism, and double standards.
“Came across this today and decided to post it after seeing all of the stupid ignorant self, hating racist statements about her, lightening her skin, and wearing platinum hair wanting to be white,” Knowles wrote at the top of her post.

In her post, Knowles explained that the theme of her daughter’s premiere was silver, and guests were encouraged to wear silver attire.

And you bozos decide that she’s trying to be a white woman and is bleaching her skin?” Knowles’ post continued. “How sad is it that some of her own people continue the stupid narrative with hate and jealousy. Duh, she wore silver hair to match her silver dress as a fashion statement…”

Knowles continued by mentioning how a white woman from a media outlet reached out to Beyoncé’s hairstylist, trying to stir up a narrative that Beyoncé was trying to be white.

You can read the lengthy post below:

 

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