Beyoncé’s Publicist Wants To Erase Super Bowl Photos From The Internet

Beyoncé’s Publicist Wants To Erase Super Bowl Photos From The Internet

It's been 3 days since the Super Bowl ended. 110 Million people (in the US only) watched the game, the commercials, and of course Beyoncé taking over the world. Her performance was truly amazing, and she proved to all those who doubted - she can sing live, and do it like a champion. But apparently, her Super Bowl gig is now causing some people in the photo industry to raise some eyebrows.

Beyonce's publicist Yvette Noel-Schure called and emailed the BuzzFeed staff and asked them to remove photos from Beyoncé’s Super Bowl performance (taken by Getty Images photographers) they posted the day after the show.

Yvette: "As discussed, there are some unflattering photos on your current feed that we are respectfully asking you to change. I am certain you will be able to find some better photos.
The worst are #5, 6, 10, 11, 12, 19 and 22.
Thank you very much."

In response to that request, the internet is now spreading these photos like wild fire. Publicity fail. Or maybe huge success. Depends how you look at it.
Do you think it was a smart move to ask for the photos to be removed just because she doesn't like them?

[Via BuzzFeed].

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I've seen the pics and they're really awful. If they're published by any professional organization I question their ethics.
I've taken quite a few dancing pics and some dancers are almost impossible to take a bad pic of, some have the perfect expression all the time.

Mark Kauzlarich's picture

What are the ethics that say that all photos have to be flattering? I'm curious where your guidelines came from on that.

The internet ≠ facebook. You can't untag yourself.


who cares? beyonce found herself looking 'too fierce'? maybe she should stop making those 'fierce' faces, then, innit?

Not to be sexist or anything because I'm not,but it's a girl thing, happens to me all the time with my wife! :)

Roman Kazmierczak's picture

If people with cameras had to reload card every 36 frames they would think more about the picture before pressing the shutter button. These pictures are not "photographs".
And celebrities and publicists have to learn to live with it...

Can't be Foxxy Cleopatra all the time... that is just too many Xs in one name to live up to.

Barin's picture

Publicists around the world can ... wait for it ... suck it!

Those images are a pretty darn good representation of what I saw in her performance; ugly face after ugly face and many many awkward moments. 

Its perfectly acceptable to politely ask to have them taken down. We have all gotten a bad photo of us taken that we wish nobody could see, the only difference is that maybe 5 people will see the goofy photo of us and have a laugh at our expense, For beyonce it's billions of people who can have a laugh at her expense. Also it was the publicist who asked to have them taken down, which is the publicist's job! if something is released to the public than can cause bad publicity for beyonce, it is her publicists job to take care of it. Especially considering that beyonce is in a business where sex sells, beyonce needs to hold up a glamourous/sexy public image for her to continue with her career. Just because she is famous doesn't mean she is not entitled to the same respect as everyone else, I mean how would you like it if a bunch of bad photos got out into the public and the only thing attached to your name was a compilation of bad photography. Would that interrupt your career as a photographer? and don't we all take not so great photos sometimes? If beyonces "bad " photos should be extensively publicized, then your "bad" photos from the last job you did should be extensively publicized as well.

Noam Galai's picture

When you're that big and under the spotlight (and microscope) - making a (valid) request like this will cause way more mess than do good. Yes, its a valid request and no one said she's not a person... but its just not a very smart request (if the goal was the removal of the images). No one would have seen, care or remember those images if no request was made. but now it just went viral and did the opposite of what they wanted. 

Acceptable? yes, valid? yes yes. smart? not really

The publicist knows better but had to bow to a dumb request from the client.

Rich Meade's picture

Obviously the publicist has never heard of the Streisand effect...

I understand 13 and 22  are funny but the rest is still very hot ^^

and fstoppers obey... you post every crap but not these pictures.....

I take a lot of live performance stuff and I'm pretty careful to self edit, its better for business.  I want people to view me as the photographer who makes them look great, not the guy who makes them look like s..

I agree we should remove all images of her, as well as any mentions.

Honestly, I could care less. Never been a fan of her and not that impressed with her looks or music style. I think she has gotten to big for her britches. 

As the bad guy in Taken says: "Good luck".

JimmySchaefer's picture

No one would even care or be saying anything if her publicist just  shut their mouth.. You know when you tell a kid to stop doing something, then they do t again to test their boundaries  well welcome to the internet where if you tell people one thing we TROLLLLLLLALALALALALALALALALALALALAL the F out of you. hahahahahah. 

Todd Elliott's picture

As a photographer, i'd much rather be known as the one who delivered "the goods" not necessarily the "bads".  Especially if you'd like to return and get more work.  My camera bodies shoot stills at 10fps so I can see how once could easily get those and more.  And sure, the name Beyonce alone will get hundreds of thousands of views if not millions, but is that a good thing to have unflattering photos circulating for millions to laugh at?  Yes if you don't mind being number with any other opportunist looking to become infamous.  But if you're a tasteful professional, listen to the publicist and consider removing what's left of the unflattering shots.  The damage is already done but it's the thought that count.  

My two cents... probably could've gotten you some penny candies in the early 80's.  

want to act like a whore on stage? this is what happens, you end up looking like a fool.

Two things: these are unflattering? Is it the world's image or her personal self image that has a problem with these pics? She still looks hot to me in all these pics. And I'm not even a fan. She's
beautiful--tell her to get over herself or stop performing live.

Second: whoever took these must have though they were flattering. Personally, I wouldn't risk my reputation releasing anything but the most flattering pics. Yeah, I might not have shared any of these. But that's probably the difference between a career photographer and a paparazzo--the latter just doesn't give a fuck. The worse the better.

These still ain't that bad.

So this could explain the reason she looked bad in the pictures. Keep an open mind, reguardless I am sure that I will get a lot of hate about this. Just sayin'.