Lupita Nyong’o is not one for the nonsense! Sheesh! Take it elsewhere devil! Now who is the devil in this story? A certain UK magazine called Glazia. Oscar award winner Lupita Nyong’o has blasted a UK magazine, accusing it of altering her looks to give her an European appearance.
The Kenyan actress, once rated the most beautiful person on Earth, called out Glazia Daily UK, claiming that the magazine had “edited out” and “smoothed” her hair. She wrote on Twitter:
“Disappointed that @GraziaUK edited out & smoothed my hair to fit a more Eurocentric notion of what beautiful hair looks like.”
The actress attached three images from the photo shoot with two depicting her with long, curly hair and another with short hair.
She also added on Instagram.
“As I have made clear so often in the past with every fibre 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,” charged Lupita.
“Being featured on the cover of a magazine fulfill 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 @graziauk 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.”
Yaani, guys can’t respect African hair!