Lupita Nyong'o Actress calls out magazine for cropping out her natural hair

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Lupita Nyong'o is pissed at Grazia Magazine for cropping her natural hair.

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Lupita Nyong'o

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Lupita Nyong'o is not happy with women magazine, Grazia for editing her photo without her permission on their cover.

 

The beautiful actress who took to her Instagram page on Friday, November 10, 2017, to speak on what she calls an unconscious prejudice against black women, feels she should have been consulted before taking off her natural hair from the cover.

" 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.

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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"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," she wrote.

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The Academy award-winning actress appears not to be in the mood in keeping silent over issues that affect her personally or her brand.

It would be recalled that she was one of the actresses who called out movie producer, Harvey Weinstein for sexual assaults. Lupita while granting an interview with New York Times, gave a deep insight on the two times she was sexually harassed by Harvey Weinstein. She said she decided to speak out after she heard all the women who were harassed by Weinstein. She said the revelations resurfaced memories she had tried to forget.

Lupita Nyong'O stars in this mind-tasking music video 'Manyfacedgod' by Jay-Z play

Lupita Nyong'O stars in this mind-tasking music video 'Manyfacedgod' by Jay-Z

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Lupita went on to give a detailed account of how the first assault happened at his residence where she had earlier met his young children.

"Harvey led me into a bedroom — his bedroom — and announced that he wanted to give me a massage. I thought he was joking at first. He was not. For the first time since I met him, I felt unsafe. I panicked a little and thought quickly to offer to give him one instead: It would allow me to be in control physically, to know exactly where his hands were at all times.

"I began to massage his back to buy myself time to figure out how to extricate myself from this undesirable situation. Before long he said he wanted to take off his pants. I told him not to do that and informed him that it would make me extremely uncomfortable. He got up anyway to do so and I headed for the door, saying that I was not at all comfortable with that. “If we’re not going to watch the film, I really should head back to school,” I said."

Actress Lupita Nyong'o arrives for the premiere of Disney's "Queen of Katwe" in Hollywood, California on September 20, 2016 play

Actress Lupita Nyong'o arrives for the premiere of Disney's "Queen of Katwe" in Hollywood, California on September 20, 2016

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Lupita also spoke about her second encounter with Harvey Weinstein where he tried to get a private room for both of them after a dinner with friends and she declined. Lupita Nyong'o also said she felt threatened by Harvey after she declined his offer and she tried to ask if they were in good terms, his response was “I don’t know about your career, but you’ll be fine.”

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