Magazine Apologizes for Cropping Lupita Nyong'o's Hair

'Don't touch my hair,' she tweets
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 10, 2017 5:18 PM CST
Magazine Apologizes for Cropping Lupita Nyong'o's Hair

A British magazine is apologizing to actress Lupita Nyong'o after Nyong'o called it out on Twitter for photoshopping her hair. "Disappointed that @GraziaUK edited out & smoothed my hair to fit a more Eurocentric notion of what beautiful hair looks like. #dtmh," she tweeted Thursday alongside a comparison of the original photo and the cover that Grazia UK ended up running, which effectively shears off any hair that wasn't close-cropped. (That hashtag is "don't touch my hair.") The magazine apologized Friday, Vanity Fair reports.

"Grazia is committed to representing diversity throughout its pages and apologizes unreservedly to Lupita Nyong'o,” the magazine began. The magazine said no editorial request was made to the photographer "for Nyong'o's hair to be altered ... nor did we alter it ourselves," but does not specifically say who was responsible for the edit. In an Instagram post Thursday, Nyong'o expanded on the importance of the issue. "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," she wrote. "There is still a very long way to go to combat the unconscious prejudice against black women's complexion, hair style and texture." (The same thing recently happened to Solange Knowles.)

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