Kenyan Movie Star, Lupita Nyong’o, who was graced the cover of Grazia Magazine, called them out for reportedly photoshopping her hair and giving her bald look.
According to Lupita who said she has embraced her heritage, she was not consulted before the Magazine ripped off her look.Here what she wrote;
“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 actress who shared photos from the magazine photoshoot where she had her hair in a ponytail, was however slammed by non-fans who accused her of being ungrateful, reaching, claiming that the magazine did her a favour by photoshopping her hair because ‘the photoshopped look was better than her hair’.