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Keira Knightley is the second celebrity to fall victim this week to a failed spray tan attempt. Knightley appeared Tuesday night at the London premiere of "Dangerous Minds" in a dark burgundy gown that could have appealed to the masses had it not been for her "dangerous" tanning methods.
The actress wore a long Burgundy gown that appeared stunning. It was only when Knightley turned around for the cameras that her dress revealed a low back opening and upon closer inspection, the trace evidence of fake tanning spray. Knightley has been accused of making a self-tanning attempt, which some consider a big no-no. According to some, the small of the back is a notoriously hard place to reach.
Gossip magazines were shocked that Knightely might have attempted a home job. "Her back looked patchy, dry – and dare we say it – self applied. Oh dear, Keira. Surely on your ample pay packet you can afford to get a decent spray tan?" the Sun wrote.
However despite Knightley's reportedly unforgivable act, some fans weren't biting. "What fake tan? I don't see what E is talking about," El wrote on the E! blog. "I don't see anything wrong here either, but I think that's what people's skin looks like when it's NOT spray tanned," Ellie wrote.
Perhaps the press is still a little too frantic after Christina Aguilera's fake tan mishap. While singing in honor of the late Etta James, it appeared that the pop star forgot to wait a good four hours before she worked up a sweat. Aguilera's rush mixed with nerves led to a slightly embarrassing mishap when she began to sweat and the spray tan began to leak down the side of her leg.
The fashion section of eHow offered some tips to rookies and perhaps celebrities alike. The website instructed, "Buy an at-home tanning product that is a shade or two darker than your skin. Hold the can at least 10 inches from your body. Use long, even strokes to apply the tanner." The Best Spray Tan Guide also added to wait four hours before breaking a sweat and perhaps get a friend to help.