Latest Beyoncé Controversy: Skin Color

While appearing in the new ads for the L’Oreal foundation True Match, the 30-year-old (breast-feeding!) mother of Blue Ivy cites her mixed racial background of “African American, French, and Native American.” She notes that her skin’s combined mixture is the reason the patented technology behind the foundation works so well. The commercial immediately set off a firestorm of controversy with one very simple question: Why isn’t being “just black” good enough? Full discussion here. Bey-Bey so far is declining to defend herself.

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