WikiHow Whitewashed This Iconic Photo Of Beyonce, Jay Z, And Barack Obama

Twitter went off, and of course, they apologized...

By Sowmya Krishnamurthy

One of the biggest rules on the Internet: Don't mess with the BeyHive. Fans of Beyonce were livid when they saw how WikiHow reappropriated an iconic photo of her with Jay Z and Barack Obama— by turning them all white.

The "how-to" site featured the photo of the smiling friends in the article "How To Become A Congressman." For some unknown reason, all three black celebrities were turned white. Huh?

Here's a side-by-side comparison of the original image and the imitation:

WikiHow has since apologized. "When we saw the whitewashed image of Obama, Jay Z & Beyoncé, we were disgusted & ashamed. It never should have been on wikiHow," the site tweeted. 

The photo is so famous that back in 2012, tabloids used it to prove that Beyonce had a "crush" on the President. The internet never forgets. 

[Photo: Getty Images]

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