Lupita Nyong'o has hit out at Grazia UK for allegedly airbrushing her natural hair on the cover of its latest issue.
The 34-year-old Oscar winner, who was born to Kenyan parents and raised in Kenya, has always been a vocal advocate of celebrating her heritage and encouraging others, especially in the acting community, to do the same.
In a tweet she claimed her photo had been edited by the magazine to "fit a more Eurocentric notion of what beautiful hair looks like".
Disappointed that @GraziaUK edited out & smoothed my hair to fit a more Eurocentric notion of what beautiful hair l… https://t.co/1Uj49Bs77G
Grazia is committed to representing diversity throughout its pages and apologises unreservedly to Lupita Nyong’o.
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 apologise unreservedly for not upholding the highest of editorial standards in ensuring that that we were aware of all alterations that had been made.