Getting images removed from photo agencies' websites: so hot right now. On Monday, we discovered that photos of Kanye West in his much-maligned kilt at the 12-12-12 concert were removed from Getty's site and various others. Now, controversial shots of Beyoncé have gotten the same treatment.
Earlier this week, Beyoncé's publicist asked Buzzfeed to remove seven pictures from its The 33 Fiercest Moments From Beyoncé's Halftime Show post that went up Monday. Instead, Buzzfeed published the email as well as the seven offensive split-second captures of Beyoncé's frenetic, frantic performance, giving that PR contraband way more attention than it originally received. Nice.
Today, we discovered that five out of those seven photos have been scrubbed from the website of the photo agency from which they were purchased, Getty Images. The two that are still available for download are these:
The five that have been removed are these:
Incidentally, there are still several ridiculous shots of King B doing her halftime cyclone available on Getty's site. Here are five to compensate for their fallen sisters, which are still, obviously, very much available for free on the Internet because that is how the Internet works:
[All images via Getty, fool]