Lupita Nyong'o Unhappy with Magazine Altering Her Appearance. Puts Them on Blast, the Classy Way


Cue Solange's song "Don't Touch My Hair" as you read this one! Grazia Magazine, based in the UK was served notice by the "Black Panther" actress when she noticed they'd taken the liberty of altering her natural beauty. She posted the following photos for comparison and the the classiest "hands-off" warning shot ever.

"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"

Not to let a public verbal critique ruffle their virtual feathers, Grazia UK issued a statement of their own.

Eh, seems like they're apologizing but also throwing the blame on someone else. What's your opinion of their apology? Is it half-baked or sincere?

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