• Mon, Aug 11 - 5:47 pm ET

Beyonce Can’t Stop Won’t Stop Photoshopping Her Instagram Pictures

Beyonce black and white GIF hand motionWhy must you do this to us, Beyonce? Why must you taunt us with your healthy body image and self-love, and then turn right around and Photoshop an Instagram picture? WHYYYY??

As you may recall, this isn’t the first time Beyonce has been accused of such an egregious sin against us world-running girls. Earlier this year, she was accused of doctoring a photo on a golf course to make her thighs appear skinnier. That was difficult enough for us to go through, but this time around, the touch of the photo-editing wand was much more noticeable, making it that much more devastating. Don’t believe me? Just look at this picture that Beyonce posted to her account yesterday:

Usually it takes a pretty trained eye to pick up Photoshop blunders, but this one is pretty obvious. Just look at the warped line of Beyonce’s iPhone, lying on the table. Got it? Great. And then check out her wine glass, which is also strangely warped. And what do those two items have in common? They’re both right in line with Beyonce’s leg, which forms an oddly straight line where it meets the couch. Almost like it had been edited in some way?? Sure seems like it to me.

Which is a real bummer, because we here at Crushable had a pretty tough weekend, between one thing or another, and we were really counting on being able to look to Beyonce as a beacon of shining light in this cold cruel world. If we can’t rely on Bey embracing her curves, then how are we supposed to love on our own bad selves?!?!?

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  • Court

    The worst part of any situation like this is that people will forget. They’ll forget this happened, and the next time the star opens her mouth and says something body-positive, they’ll all praise her, having forgotten or chosen to ignore this. I know it might not seem like THAT big of a deal, but… it kinda is??? People shouldn’t be let of the hook, and be able to have it both ways. You shouldn’t be able to (for example) shame magazines for doing stuff like this, and then do it yourself. She wants to set an example AND look great (which, I mean, she already does!), and it’s just sooo hypocritical and it just SUCKS. You’re right- how can anyone else expect to feel good about themselves when fucking BEYONCE feels the need to make her legs appear thinner?! Waaah.

    • Elizabeth Aspen

      Well, I’m no Beyonce fan – she’s an untalented fur hag with a 50′s housewife attitude, in my opinion, and not someone to be admired. But none of us know what it’s like to be in her position with the entire world focused on her body. Granted, it’s her own fault – she’s the one insisting on having a career based on selling sex to horny guys and dancing around onstage. But we don’t know who’s pulling her into an office pressuring her to look a certain way. Pink says that’s a regular thing when you’re a female artist.

    • Mockingjay

      50′s house wife attitude? But people think she’s too sexualized to be a “role model” so I don’t understand this at all.

    • MizzReyRey .

      well you’re a hater and you need to NEVER come checking on her articles ever again. to call her untalented is ridiculous, the girl can sing and dance better than every pop star today. EVEN LEGENDS commend her talent. your opinion sucks. people do admire her and you will deal with it. she its going anywhere. And no her career isn’t based upon selling sex u fool. she’s worked for 15 years to promote independence and her last album is more liberated and as an artist she has earned that right to express herself in everyday. Beyonce is in charge of her own career w her own company at this point and has for the past 5 years. get over yourself and never return to a beyonce post

    • Me

      My dear friend…don’t you know better than to say ANYTHING negative around potential Beyonce stans? LOL You will be crucified for this (no matter how true) and now for this statement I too will pay the price.

    • M. R.

      You do realize the warp’s direction implies that her leg was made bigger, not smaller right?

    • FauxRealFaux

      It does appear to be bigger.

    • MizzReyRey .

      SHE DIDNT PHOTO SHOP HER PICTURE SO STOP GETTING IN YOUR FEELINGS!!!!! she deals with constant public scrutiny. so back off and LEAVE HER ALONE! you people are so STUPID!

  • Wolfheart

    Obviously this has been edited to hide the Chupacaraba present #truth

  • Napoleon

    #Beyfeminism

  • FauxRealFaux

    Whatever. Beyoncé is gorgeous. Period.

    • M_G

      Agreed. Which is why it’s upsetting that she (or whoever runs her Instagram) feels the need to Photoshop her pictures.

    • FauxRealFaux

      I don’t know what is going on with this photo. It looks like they actually made her legs appear wider. Beyoncé has had a ton of weight loss recently (her and Jay Z are on a vegan diet) so she gotten really thin- plus she is constantly dancing and working out. So, I’m just confused as to why she would ever photoshop her body.

    • M_G

      Oh wow! I didn’t even realize that….but yeah, the Photoshopping DOES make her leg look wider. Yeesh….my guess (because I am not an expert) is that there may have been wrinkles or cellulite or something like that, and the person doing the photoshopping was trying to smooth out her skin. But I agree that there is absolutely no need for it.

    • Alexis Rhiannon

      Now I’m more confused than ever!

  • S

    This is a huge assumption, maybe there was something on that coffee table they were trying to edit out…ASSUMPTION

  • M. R.

    It does look photoshop but based on where the warp is, it looks like they made her legs bigger, not skinnier. Why are these blogs not understanding how photoshop works? How can you look skinnier by pulling outwards towards a phone (making the phone warp leftwards)

    • FemelleChevalier

      I don’t really use Photoshop but I have vague idea. If the leg area is made skinnier, then there’ll be some chunks missing in the thigh area. So, you pull it outward to “cover” that area, thus making the thigh area “bigger” than the edited one (the shading is also what gave it away).

      Is that possible?

    • FauxRealFaux

      I don’t know- maybe her legs- like mine are slightly darker in some spots.
      I have no idea really. This picture does not make her look smaller but a lot thicker than she has looked in a while.

    • FemelleChevalier

      It does, so I was wondering if her team has issues with ratio and proportions.

    • M. R.

      Well, it is possible, but I think unlikely. What the warping suggests is that they used the liquify tool which can stretch, bloat, and distort the pixels. Generally when you want something to look smaller you use this to pull in the edges of what it is that is too big. Similarly, you pull out if you want it bigger, which looks like what they did here. I can’t really think of a way that chunks would be missing in the thigh area, though possible, it’s not how retouching is done.

    • Alexis Rhiannon

      So weird. I don’t get it at all.

    • FemelleChevalier

      Hmmm… I was thinking that the upper gastrocnemius part will look, uh, squishy and big whenever a normal person sits down. So if that’s the focus of the editing, they then polished that area but managed to warp the surrounding area—namely the thigh area above the knee crease—if they used a liquify tool. So to correct that, they pulled the area downwards to cover the distortion caused by the last correction.

    • Alexis Rhiannon

      This is the knowledge of someone who ‘doesn’t really use Photoshop’? Man I really know nothing about nothing, because this sounds mighty educated to me.

    • FemelleChevalier

      Hahaha, I’m still a student so I get excitable with my lessons and its possible applications.

    • M. R.

      That may be so, but the phone is pretty far away from all that. It’s all a bit confusing but what we can agree on is that whatever was changed, whether its her thigh or her leg, it doesn’t seem like that much and shouldn’t be that big of a deal. Pictures often don’t capture the reality of something anyway.

    • FemelleChevalier

      Yep, it’s not that much. It just fascinates me. :)

  • MizzReyRey .

    why would she photo shop her phone and wine glass? the way that its “warped” would give her wider thighs anyway so this is BS. I’ve seen pics where things look a little warped or weird, its called an ILLUSION! especially when it comes to pictures which arer instant snapshots. you fools. m disappointed in your finger pointing losers

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