I had looked over the shoulder at a fellow passenger's mX magazine one evening as I headed home from work. (I refuse to pick up a copy of this free newspaper as they have repeatedly been quite hateful towards Michael).
Here's the photo in question that sparked the controversy. From my vantage point (over someone's else's shoulder) I noticed the photo before I read the headline and I actually thought it was about Rihanna! So, to me she does not look white!
A black woman who is beautiful, talented and successful. Why on earth would she want to go lighter? And isn't it disturbingly familiar to hear this kind of attack to someone at the top of their game?
It makes me wonder if there is some invisible line she has crossed that means this attack now has to start. Did she win too many Grammy Awards in one night, like Michael did?
|Quincy is just too funny in this!|
As for the photo itself: 1. Is it photoshopped? And if so by whom? At whose request?
2. Was it taken in different lighting? For example sometimes the closer the subject is to the flash the paler their skin becomes - like in the above photo perhaps?
I was shocked when I saw this photo. It is so very cruel - to do this to a child. And a child that idolizes her father. To make his little green eyed girl look even less like him - how mean is that?
What's even worse is that they are still doing it!
Part of it might be unintentional. In this photo comparison a fan did, three outlets photos were matched to show how Paris's skin tone varies on each one.
Paris's skin tone is olive - like in the below photo - a result of being mixed race.
Beyonce is one of us - she's a total MJ fan so for that reason alone I hope we can all defend her against these assumptions. At least until there is some proof of some kind!
In every interview I've ever seen her do, she always mentions how much she loves Michael - and this is from the beginning, not just since he died.
She also incorporates him into her concerts; thus ensuring his legacy will not be forgotten. She shows this footage of herself as a little girl...
She then dedicates the song "Halo" to Michael.
Who can forget how she was so engrossed in the Earth Song performance at the 2010 Grammys?
I just love her - and with the recent passing of Whitney Houston (which if nothing else should serve to all as a reminder to treasure the talented whilst we still have them) we have to do all we can to stop the media assault on our beloved performers.