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Lupita Nyong'o GOES OFF On Magazine After Changing Her Hair [PHOTO]
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Actress Lupita N'yongo has a lot to be mad about!
She was the cover story for Grazia UK magazine, where she posed for multiple photos. Following the release she realized that they edited out her natural hair to replace it with a more European style.
She was outraged by the decision without her permission and decided to sound off on the magazine for their decision.
See her reaction below and the magazine's reactions.
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