10
Nov
2017

Lupita Nyong’o Trashes Mag: You Edited My Kinky Hair To Look Straight!

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Lupita Nyong'o Trashes Mag: You Edited My Kinky Hair To Look Straight!

Lupita Nyong’o Trashes Mag For Editing Hair

Lupita Nyong’o is calling out Grazia UK magazine. The Oscar Award winning actress landed the cover, but says they edited her kinky hair to make it appear straight. See her message below.

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

The magazine has released a statement apologizing to Lupita.

Lupita Nyong'o Trashes Mag: You Edited My Kinky Hair To Look Straight!

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  • Coco Mcluvin

    I’m glad she spoke up and said something. These magazines have got to stop!

  • morrow

    This could be easily remedied if she and others would stay primarily with black magazines like the whites stay with their magazines, but they all sell out for those Fiat dollars. There is nothing wrong with black staying with black and white staying with white and everyone getting along and doing things together.