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What Grazia wants you to look like vs what you actually look like

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Oscar winner Lupita Nyong’o has accused Grazia of editing her hair on its front cover to “fit a more Eurocentric notion of what beautiful hair looks like”.

Disappointed that @GraziaUK edited out & smoothed my hair to fit a more Eurocentric notion of what beautiful hair looks like.

— Lupita Nyong'o (@Lupita_Nyongo) November 10, 2017

Here’s what people made of it on Twitter.


— festive grace ? (@greatcometgirl) November 10, 2017

Colorism and anti-blackness is how

— Sara (@Saaaa_hot) November 10, 2017

It seems like this was done for the sake of graphic design, in order to fit in the text around her head in a beautiful way. Actresses/models get photoshopped all the time, what's the big deal? I highly doubt they were making a statement about race.

— Ink Rose ???? (@InkRose98) November 10, 2017

If you’re talking graphic design, they put a whole hand in that wasn’t there. They could have easily positioned her to the right a little bit more, and added more sky to the left so the copy was legible. OR chose a different shot

— AshanteNicoleStyle (@ANSTYLEdotCOM) November 10, 2017

In a longer post on Instagram, she said:

“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 fulfils 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 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.”

Except some people got confused which picture she was complaining about.

The photo to the left. Is the one, they should have kept. That's definitely art, and culture; at the exact same time.

— MOVACCI (@movacci) November 10, 2017

Isn’t that the one she’s disappointed in them for editing?

— kneel diamond (@hipsterxdoofus) November 10, 2017

Your pony tail is ?

— Benjamin Young Savage (@benjancewicz) November 10, 2017

It’s not really hers ???that’s what she’s complaining bout

— Kam ✨ (@_KamvalethuC) November 10, 2017

Isn’t the one on the left the edited one?

— Benjamin Young Savage (@benjancewicz) November 10, 2017

Send. Help. Now.



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