[UPDATE] November 10, 2017 9:30 p.m. EST — Grazia UK has addressed Lupita Nyong’o’s comments in a statement published on social media:
Actress Lupita Nyong’o is the most recent celebrity to air her grievances with magazine industry photo retouching. Not one to shy away from public call outs, the Academy Award winner took to Twitter after images of her shoot with Grazia UK surfaced with retouched images of her hair.
In a tweet, she wrote, “Disappointed that @GraziaUK edited out & smoothed my hair to fit a more Eurocentric notion of what beautiful hair looks like. #dtmh.” Her words were accompanied by comparative images from the shoot.
Nyong’o continued the conversation on her Instagram, stating: “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.”
This incident comes after singer-songwriter Solange blasted London newspaper The Evening Standard for photoshopping out her braids in its cover story. The ‘“Don’t Touch My Hair”‘ star then encouraged the #dtmh hashtag, gaining major traction on the social media platform.
Nyong’o, who is preparing for the upcoming release of Black Panther, finalized her call out by stating: “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.”
In similar news, Nyong’o also recently came forward regarding her experiences with film producer Harvey Weinstein,
- Main & Featured Image: Elle UK