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    Fri, 03 May 2013 13:13:41

    Beyoncé Bans Photographers From World Tour - Diva or Not? - Tell us your opinion

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    It's opinion poll time! It came to our attention last week that Beyoncé has refused to grant photographers permission or passes to shoot her on her world tour, The Mrs. Carter Show. It appears to be a coordinated effort to control and prevent unflattering images of her, such as her making rubbery faces while she dances and shakes her thang, from infiltrating the media and press.

    It's a move that has irritated the media, which sees it as a control freak tactic to further her desire to present a perfect aesthetic.

    Some media and brand strategists think it is erroneous for her to do this since the best "brands" in the world let their fans and consumers "in," flaws and all, to borrow a lyrical phrase from one of her songs.

    The move also draws a dividing line in the sand. Bey becomes less accessible and less human by blocking photo access.

    It got us thinking about the decision and wondering if it was a good one or a bad one on Bey's part.

    So we want to ask your opinion and pose the question to you. Is Beyoncé's ban on shutterbugs a major diva move or is it her right? Has she earned it? Or is she being too much of a Queen Bey?

    Tell us in the comments below.

    —Carly Costello
    05.03.13



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