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Lupita Nyongo condemns Grazia UK Magazine for editing and smoothening her kinky hair

Lupita Nyongo - Grazia UK Magazine

Award winning Kenyan-Mexican actress Lupita Nyongo, was upset with Grazia UK Magazine forediting and smoothing her kinky hair on their November cover to fit their notion of what beautiful is.

Lupita Nyongo who appeared on the November cover of the magazine, called the magazine, Grazia UK out for photoshopping her hair out of the frame on the cover of its November issue.

Lupita Nyongo shared the real pictures of how her kinky hair looked before it was edited without her knowledge. She said further in a lengthy post on Instagram that she was disappointed by the final result.

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

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

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Grazia UK is yet to respond or make a public statement concerning this.

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