“As a general truth, it is safe to say that any picture that produces a moral impression is a bad picture.”~ Edmond De Goncourt
Well “camp de Beyoncé” threw a mean ole storm insisting that unflattering photographs of performing artist Beyoncé during her performance at the Super Bowl be removed completely from the Internet.
In some sympathetic way, I can understand why some of those photographs that were taken aren’t exactly showing her sparkling side. But there is another side to this coin.
Bad pictures are out there. It is going to happen. It does happen to everyone one of us, popular and unpopular. Famous and not famous. Bad pictures are just that: bad pictures. The world continues to spin with or without them.
But Getty has already removed their collection of the photographs that were requested to be taken down. Here’s the bad news: It’s too late!!
With millions of people having access to the Internet, many have already seen the unflattering images of Beyoncé. And yes, the memes are out there. And they are plentiful. Too many to number. In my opinion some are funny, some are just plain rude.
In this case, I would love to call into question whether or not these are actual photographs that were taken and then distributed on web articles OR are they faked because in several of them Beyoncé looks rather “muscular” throughout shall we say? Who really knows if she actually has that kind of muscle tone throughout her entire body. And I won’t even bother going into the question of whether or not she works out. That’s not the point here.
My point is that these photographs of Beyoncé are already out there and people have picked up on them and have done whatever they wished to. Bulldog lawyers and representatives and agents and assistants of Beyoncé will be working 24 hours a day, seven days a week for the rest of their lives if they believe that they can have every copy of the bad photographs removed from the Internet.
She had a performance during the Super Bowl. One of the most watched television programs in existence. Also with thousands and thousands and thousand of media personnel and fans there, photographs will be taken. That’s the price of being a celebrity. And eventually at sometime there just might be a chance that someone will capture an image that you don’t really care for. On top of that, there are going to be people out there to make a name for themselves by tarnishing an image or posting that image if it is unsavory. That’s just the way it is.
So what are going to do? Stay indoors at home with the windows darkened? No. Come on! You cannot make money that way if you are a celebrity.
Like I said, some of the images are just plain bad. But there’s really nothing can do about it once it is posted on the Internet, its there FOREVER.