Lupita Nyong'o International magazine apologises for Photo-Shopping Kenyan celebrity's hair

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The apology came after she revealed the magazine had altered her image on its front cover.

Lupita Nyong'o (in green dress) with other members of the Black Panther cast. play Lupita Nyong'o (in green dress) with other members of the Black Panther cast. (Vibe)

An international magazine has apologised to renowned Kenyan celebrity Lupita Nyong'o after she accused it of altering her hair on its front cover "to fit a more Eurocentric notion" of beauty.

British magazine Grazia UK took to twitter to convey its apologies after Nyong'o revealed her hair had been altered in its the cover.

play Academy award winner Lupita Nyong'o. (Michael Buckner/Getty Images)


“I am disappointed that Grazia UK 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.” Lupita said.

She added over time she has made it clear that she loves every fiber of her being and the natural heritage of having a dark that is beautiful.

play Lupita Nyong'o. (The Independent)


“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” stated Lupita

Grazia UK apologised following the incident for not "representing diversity throughout its pages and not upholding its highest of editorial standards".

play Grazia UK apology to Lupita Nyong'o on Twitter. (Twitter)

The Academy Award winner tweeted her before-and-after images saying the magazine "edited out and smoothed" her hair. She added the hashtag "dtmh (don't touch my hair)."

play Lupita's tweet on her before-and-after images. (Twitter)
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