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LUPITA NYONGO BASHES UK MAGAZINE FOR PHOTO-SHOPPING HER HAIR

By Didi Kashemwa / Published on Friday, 10 Nov 2017 12:55 PM / No Comments / 108 views

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Oscar Award winning actress, Lupita Nyongo, recently graced the cover of UK’s magazine, Grazia, November issue, but Lupita wasn’t pleased with the fact that the editors rudely  photo-shopped her hair to match the Magazine’s beauty standards.

She ranted out on her official twitter account;

“I am disappointed that @graziauk invited me to be on their cover and then edited out and smoothed my hair to fit their notion of what beautiful hair looks like.”

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Lupita who is mostly known for her short hair, signature look, had it styled in a loose afro-ponytail for the photo shoot before it was smoothed out.

She later posted the initial photos taken on Instagram and publicly called out on the magazine, with a Don’t Touch My Hair hashtag where she posted;

“As I have made clear so often in the past with every fiber of my being, I embrace my natural heritage and despite having grown up thinking light skin and straight, silky hair were the standards of beauty, I now know that my dark skin and kinky, coily hair are beautiful too. Being featured on the cover of a magazine fulfills me as it is an opportunity to show other dark, kinky-haired people, and particularly our children, that they are beautiful just the way they are. I am disappointed that @graziauk invited me to be on their cover and then edited out and smoothed my hair to fit their notion of what beautiful hair looks like. Had I been consulted, I would have explained that I cannot support or condone the omission of what is my native heritage with the intention that they appreciate that there is still a very long way to go to combat the unconscious prejudice against black women’s complexion, hair style and texture. #dtmh!”

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