BuzzFeed's disastrous Beyoncé style evolution video has united the internet in disgust

BuzzFeed's disastrous Beyoncé style evolution video has united the internet in disgust
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Beyoncé deserves better. 

Over the weekend, the Facebook page Top Knot, which is run by BuzzFeed's Style section, posted an original video celebrating Beyoncé's most iconic looks through the years. 

In the ninety second video, one model is transformed into the many different incarnations of Beyoncé we've seen through her illustrious career. "Single Ladies" Beyoncé, "Survivor" Beyoncé, "Formation" Beyoncé — they're all there. But here's the thing: No one can exactly replicate Beyoncé, and this video just proves it. 

You see, here is what Beyoncé looked like in the "Say My Name" video:

Beyoncé in the "Say My Name" video
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And here is BuzzFeed's version: 

BuzzFeed's Beyoncé
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Facebook

Here is what Beyoncé actually looked like on the cover of her debut solo album Dangerously in Love: 

Beyoncé's 'Dangerously in Love'
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And here is BuzzFeed's version. 

BuzzFeed's Beyoncé
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Facebook

Here is what Beyoncé actually looked like in the video for "Run the World (Girls)": 

Beyoncé in the video for "Run the World (Girls)"
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Giphy

And here is BuzzFeed's attempt: 

BuzzFeed's Beyoncé
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Right. 

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Twitter, naturally, immediately took notice:

To Twitter users, the looks were not only inaccurate, but disrespectful. 

And it's hard to argue with that. Like, here is what Beyoncé actually looked like in the video for "Single Ladies":

Beyoncé in the video for "Single Ladies"
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And here is BuzzFeed's interpretation:

BuzzFeed's Beyoncé
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Facebook

Here is what Beyoncé actually looked like in the iconic video for "Survivor": 

Beyoncé in the video for "Survivor"
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Giphy

And here is BuzzFeed's take:

BuzzFeed's Beyoncé
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We realize that makeup and hair styling gets expensive fast, and Beyoncé sets the bar high when it comes to flawless looks — but still, we can't help but feel like this: 

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Mic has reached out to BuzzFeed for comment and will update upon receiving a response. 

In the meantime, we suggest no one try to even attempt to replicate Beyoncé ever again. 

You can watch the entire Top Knot video below: 

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Rachel Lubitz

Rachel is a senior Style writer at Mic. She previously worked for The Washington Post's Style section for more than three years. Feel free to contact her at rachel@mic.com.

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