November 21, 2017

Grazia issues apology for removing Lupita Nyong’o hair on its cover (Guardian)

Grazia issues apology for removing Lupita Nyong’o hair on its cover (Guardian)

Lupita Nyong’o has called out Grazia after it removed parts of her hair for the front cover of its November edition.

The Oscar-winning actress shared a lengthy message on Instagram in which she explained that she was disappointed in the magazine for editing out and smoothening her kinky, coily hair.

“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,” she wrote. “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. Read more

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