Lupita Nyong’o just slammed this magazine for editing out her natural hair


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Lupita Nyong’o just slammed this magazine for editing out her natural hair

‘Don’t touch my hair’

Actress Lupita Nyong'o has called out Grazia magazine for digitally altering an image of her in their December issue.

The original photo shows Nyong'o with natural hair tied back, but the photo used by the magazine shows her with an all around buzz-cut, instead.

In an Instagram post, Nyong'o explains she's made it clear with "every fiber of my being" how she embraces her natural heritage despite having grown 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," she says, adding she's disappointed Grazia invited her to be on their cover, only to edit out and smooth her hair to fit their notion of what beautiful looks like.

The actress says had she been consulted, she would've explained she could not support or condone the omission of her hair.

"There is still a very long way to go to combat the unconscious prejudice against black women's complexion, hair style and texture," she writes, adding the hashtag #dtmh, short for don't touch my hair.

A similar thing happened last month when Evening Standard magazine featured Solange on their cover, photoshopping out her hair.

dtmh @eveningstandardmagazine

A post shared by Solange (@saintrecords) on Oct 19, 2017 at 9:25am PDT

The magazine's interview with Solange even included multiple quotes from her dedicated to the importance, pride, and power of hair in her own life and the lives of black women.

Knowles posted the original image including the braids with the same abbreviation, "Don’t Touch My Hair," which also happens to be the name of a song on her latest album.