L'Oreal Denies Whitewashing Beyonce

Beyoncé in the L'Oréal Feria advertisementDid they or didn't they? That's the question a lot of people seem to be asking about the new L'Oréal Paris ad campaign featuring Beyoncé that appears to picture the singer with a much lighter skin tone than she usually has. The ads in the September issue of Elle drew immediate howls of protest from some blogs that claimed B's skin had been altered to appear more pale, a charge L'Oréal denied in a statement issued Thursday.

What do you think? Does it seem like Beyoncé's skin tone was lightened?