Style Lupita Nyong'o Is Not Here For Grazia Photoshopping Her Hair

08:26  13 november  2017
08:26  13 november  2017 Source:   Refinery29

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Oscar award winning actress, Lupita Nyong ’ O was recently featured on the cover of Grazia magazine with her hair short, but she Well, some non-fans said she was ungrateful, saying the magazine did her a favour by photoshopping her hair because ‘the photoshopped look was better than her hair ’.

Furthermore, it was straight-up disrespectful to make such a change without consulting Nyong ' o and allowing her to explain exactly why the photoshopping is a racial issue. Lupita Nyong ' o Photoshopped Hair Grazia UK.

Lupita Nyong'o © Provided by Press Association Lupita Nyong'o As a general rule, I'm always happy to see Lupita Nyong'o on the cover of a magazine. But you know what really puts a damper on it? Learning that the aforementioned magazine photoshopped her appearance.

Nyong'o is on the cover of Grazia's latest issue and she took to social media to call out the magazine for "smooth[ing] my hair to fit a more Eurocentric notion of what beautiful hair looks like."

In an Instagram post, Nyong'o showed the magazine cover alongside the original photos — and it's pretty clear that her loose ponytail was essentially shaved off by the folks at Grazia UK.

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Actress Lupita Nyong ’ o called out Grazia magazine on Twitter last night for Photoshopping her natural hair to fit what she says are “more Eurocentric” beauty ideals.

Thursday evening, actress Lupita Nyong ’ o took to her Instagram to speak out against what she says are unauthorized changes to her Grazia U.K. November cover photo. The Oscar winner said that she was “disappointed” that her hair was edited to “fit a more Eurocentric notion of what beauty looked like.”

"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," Nyong'o captioned the post.

"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," she concluded.

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Actress Lupita Nyong ’ o wrote on Instagram that she was disappointed that Grazia UK “edited out and smoothed my hair .” Just last month, Solange Knowles had her hair Photoshopped out by the London Evening Standard magazine.

Lupita Nyong ' o slams Eurocentric Photoshopping of her hair on magazine cover. But why does this keep happening though Grazia UK featured Nyong ' o on its cover but edited out her kinky curls entirely — and she is NOT ok with that.

Nyong'o added the hashtag #dtmh (don't touch my hair) to drive the point home. In an industry where Black women are already underrepresented, it's problematic to photoshop images of women like Nyong'o who, as she says, want children to know that they're beautiful as they are. Furthermore, it was straight-up disrespectful to make such a change without consulting Nyong'o and allowing her to explain exactly why the photoshopping is a racial issue.

This isn't the first time a magazine has come under fire for photoshopping Nyong'o. As noted by People, a 2014 Vanity Fair cover generated controversy online after people pointed out that it appeared her skin had been lightened.

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