Lupita Nyong’o has accused Grazia magazine of removing part of her hair for the front cover of its November edition.

She said she was “disappointed” it changed her hairstyle to “fit their notion of what beautiful hair looks like.”

Nyong’oposted the original image on Instagram alongside the published version – which appears to show some of her hair missing.

Since Nyong’o made her statement, the Grazia has apologized.

In an Instagram post, Nyong’o shared: “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.”  She went on to say if she had been consulted she wouldn’t have supported the “omission of what is my native heritage,” and added there was “still a very long way to go to combat the unconscious prejudice against black women’s complexion, hair style and texture.”

Nyong’o is not the first black actress to call out a magazine for a photoshopped cover.  Kerry Washington made headlines in April 2016 when she put on Instagram her April cover for AdWeek and wrote, “I was taken aback by the cover… It felt strange to look at a picture of myself that is so different from what I look like when I look in the mirror.”

Grazia U.K. apologized to Nyong’o in the statement below:

“Grazia is committed to representing diversity throughout its pages and apologizes unreservedly to Lupita Nyong’o,” said a spokeswoman. “Grazia magazine would like to make it clear that at no point did they make any editorial request to the photographer for Lupita Nyong’o’s hair to be altered on this week’s cover, nor did we alter it ourselves. But we apologize unreservedly for not upholding the highest of editorial standards in ensuring that that we were aware of all alterations that had been made.”



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