Oscar award winning Kenyan actress Lupita Ny’ongo has tweeted that UK magazine Grazia has “edited out and smoothed” her hair to fit what she says is a Eurocentric view of beauty.

She shared the November cover of the magazine alongside the original pictures in which she has longer hair.

Nyong’o also used the hashtag #dtmh (don’t touch my hair), which is a title of a song by Solange about people respecting black hair.


The artist was also involved in a similar row with another UK magazine, Evening Standard, recently when it edited her cover photo.

The magazine has since apologised.


Solange had spent a lot of the article talking about her architectural braids.

Additional reporting by BBC.

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