The megastar posted a picture of herself playing golf on her Tumblr website, with the outline of her thigh looking suspiciously bumpy – though it may well have just been the angle.
Fans were quick to comment on the snap, asking Beyoncé whether she had interfered with the picture in any way and expressing their disappointment.
But many came to Beyoncé's defence, with one writing, "Beyoncé IS female empowerment. Like women everywhere should photoshop themselves to become confident and beautiful."
The singer is enjoying some down time with her husband Jay Z and daughter Blue Ivy during a lavish holiday in the Dominican Republic.
She shared a handful of candid snaps with her fans. Many of them showed her flaunting her enviable physique in a bright pink bikini top and white striped bottoms.
Other shots showed her and her husband enjoying their quality time together. In one, they are seen reclining on wicker chairs with glasses of wine as they overlook a stunning view of the ocean.