One of these days, y’all will finally learn to leave black women’s hair alone. But today is apparently not that day, and Grazia UK is facing criticism from actress and all-around queen Lupita Nyong’o after, she says, the magazine edited out her hair “to fit their notion of what beautiful hair looks like.”
Nyong’o shared an Instagram collage that showed Grazia’s November cover alongside the original, unedited photos.
“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,” Nyong’o wrote in the caption, including the hashtag for “don’t touch my hair.”
The final version of the cover completely erases Nyong’o’s Afro puff and smooths out the rest of her hair.
Of course, this is not the first time a magazine has caught the heat for editing out a black celebrity’s hair. Just last month, Evening Standard Magazine was called out by Solange Knowles (the singer of “Don’t Touch My Hair” of all people!) for cutting her crown.