Oh internet, how I love you.
Following Buzzfeed posting a fairly innocuous article which showed Beyoncé’s ‘fiercest’ moments during her Super Bowl performance and then printing an email from her publicist which politely asked them to take the least flattering photos down earlier this week, the offending photographs have now gone viral and spawned a whole host of hilarious memes.
It’s a classic example of a publicist not understanding that the internet’s not like print magazines. You can’t bully a website into painting your client in a positive light threatening that they won’t get an exclusive interview in the future if they don’t comply now – as you might be able to do when overseeing picture selection ahead of a pre-approved article that’s slated to run in People magazine.
And, if the original ‘ugly’ photos going viral wasn’t bad enough, close inspection of Beyoncé at the Super Bowl has lead several websites to speculate that Beyowulf’s had a nose job. (I would say she’s also had an eyebrow lift, upper lip injections and cheek implants as well as a boob job).
“It’s extremely likely she’s had a rhinoplasty,” Dr. Jeffrey Spiegel, a board-certified facial plastic surgeon who has not treated the singer, told Hollywood Life. “I think she has had her nose narrowed and the tip refined. I do this same procedure regularly. She looks gorgeous and the surgeon did an excellent job,” he says.
I bet Beyoncé’s now wishing people were still talking about whether or not she’d lip-synched at the Inauguration after looking at this little lot.