A new report claims that superstar Beyonce may be carrying a fake baby in public to trick the paparazzi. If that’s the case, it seems to be working. The photographers have flocked to every photo opportunity to take pictures of Beyonce with Blue Ivy nestled in her arms. That constant attention must be overwhelming for a first-time mother, even one as well-acquainted with the paparazzi as Beyonce.
According to a report by MediaTakeOut, visitors to the popular website began commenting that Blue Ivy looked “strange” in recent pictures. Some even speculated that the little bundle of joy photographed in Beyonce’s arms lately looked more like a doll than a real baby. Those comments prompted MTO to launch an informal investigation into the controversy.
The website determined that the baby photographed in Beyonce’s arms over the past few days was 11% larger than the infant in photos from less than two weeks ago. In their opinion, that means the two-month-old child is currently the size of a baby twice her age. Apparently, the growth spurt can be explained by the use of different sized dolls in the photos.
Obviously, one of two things is true. Beyonce is carrying her real daughter Blue Ivy, or she is carrying a clever fake. The question remains why would Beyonce carry a doll and pass it off as her daughter? She could just as easily go out in public without her baby and without a decoy. Not carrying anything would have the same result, if the desired result is to protect the infant from photographers.
Beyonce has already been the subject of numerous conspiracy theories over whether her baby bump was real and whether she actually gave birth to Blue Ivy versus using a surrogate. It remains to be seen whether the superstar will address this most recent claim.
The singer last dazzled Boston residents in concert when she performed at the TD Banknorth Garden in Boston, MA on August 18, 2007. There is no information about any upcoming concerts in Boston, but local fans are hopeful that she may return to Beantown at some future date.