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Unflattering Beyonce is the new meme

Posted on February 8, 2013 by
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Lesson learned for Beyonce’s publicist right?! Don’t try to censor the internet or it’ll bit you in the arse. It was only a matter of time before “Unflattering Beyonce” became the new meme.

The backstoryShortly after the Super Bowl, Buzzfeed posted a few unflattering images of the singer, before being contacted by her PR person who requested the site take them down. Naturally, this led to a follow-up article, more brutal than the first, called ”Beyonce’s Publicist Asks BuzzFeed To Remove ‘Unflattering’ Photos.”  it’s PR 101 that asking for something be removed will result in further publication. Just check out the Streisand Effect.

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