LUPITA NYONGO BASHES UK MAGAZINE FOR PHOTO-SHOPPING HER HAIR
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.”
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!”