LUPITA NYONG’O CALLS OUT WOMEN MAGAZINE, GRAZIA, FOR EDITING OFF HER NATURAL HAIR

LUPITA NYONG'O CALLS OUT WOMEN MAGAZINE, GRAZIA, FOR EDITING OFF HER NATURAL HAIR

Lupita Nyong’o is not happy with women magazine, Grazia for editing her photo without her permission on their cover.

The beautiful actress who took to her Instagram page on Friday, November 10, 2017, to speak on what she calls an unconscious prejudice against black women, feels she should have been consulted before taking off her natural hair from the cover.

” 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.

 

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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

culled from pulse.ng

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