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WJLA, November 02, 2011

Celebrity skin controversies (photos)

Some of the celebrities in this gallery have faced allegations of lightening their skin, and others have allegedly been subjected to lightening on magazine covers.

Beyonce

Some blogs' accused L'Oreal Feria of lightening Beyonce's skin in her appearance in an ad for the hair color. In early 2011, she was accused of lightening her own skin after photos of her in Los Angeles at the Grammy Awards surfaced. In the same month, she appeared on the cover of French fashion magazine L'Officiel Paris with "voluntarily darkened" skin for an "African Queen" theme.