British Mag Sorry for Altering Nyong’o Image

_98699698_graziapicBy MCNS Staff

According to international reports, British magazine Grazia U.K. has apologized to actress Lupita Nyong’o after she accused it of altering her hair on its front cover “to fit a more Eurocentric notion” of beauty.

Blackamericaweb.com reports the Academy Award winner tweeted before-and-after images, saying the magazine “edited out and smoothed” her hair. She added the hashtag “dtmh (don’t touch my hair).”

On Instagram, the Kenya-raised star of “12 Years a Slave” and “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” said “there is still a very long way to go to combat the unconscious prejudice against black women’s complexion, hairstyle and texture.”

Friday, the magazine said that it “apologized unreservedly to Lupita Nyong’o.” It said it had not altered the images itself or asked the photographer to do so, and “is committed to representing diversity throughout its pages.”

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