Beyoncé looking much paler than her usual color in a promotional picture

Several media outlets have criticized newly released  picture of Bey.

The controversial photo, taken before Beyoncé fell pregnant with her newborn daughter, is being used to re-advertise her fourth album, 4, which was released last year.

In the seductive pose, Beyoncé dons a blonde wig and lies on a leopard-print couch, wearing a skimpy black crochet monokini.

The singer also wears suspenders and a lashing of dark red lipstick.

Experts told The Sun the appearance may have been down to lighting used in the studio.

I think she looks great... She's not that much lighter than she normally apears when she's lathered in bronzer... FYI.. black people lighten in the winter...

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