UK magazine apologises to Lupita

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November 11, 2017
Lupita

LONDON (AP):

British magazine 'Grazia U.K.' has apologised to Lupita Nyong'o after the actress accused it of altering her hair on its front cover "to fit a more Eurocentric notion" of beauty.

The Academy Award winner tweeted before-and-after images, saying that 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, hair style, and texture."

The magazine said on Friday that it "apologised 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".