Lupita Nyong’o Calls Out Grazia Magazine For Retouching Her Natural Hair

Lupita Nyong'o

We’re still doing this in 2017? This close to 2018? Sigh.

Lupita Nyong’o called out Grazia magazine for retouching and editing out her natural hair for the cover of their November issue.

In the final version of the photo, the 34-year-old appears with a shaved head when actually, her locks were styled in a low ponytail.

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The actress expressed her disappointment with the Photoshopping on Instagram on Thursday alongside a series of before and after photos from the shoot.

She shared:

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. #dtmhA post shared by Lupita Nyong’o (@lupitanyongo) on Nov 9, 2017 at 6:11pm PST

Amen.

Grazia has since responded with a half-ass apology, saying:

A post shared by Grazia UK (@graziauk) on Nov 10, 2017 at 5:06am PST

Sooo, who dunnit then??

[Image via Adriana M. Barraza/WENN.]

Nov 10, 2017 11:12am PDT

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