Solange Knowles Just Called Out The Evening Standard Magazine For Photoshopping Her Braided Hair • MetDaan

Solange Knowles Just Called Out The Evening Standard Magazine For Photoshopping Her Braided Hair

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Solange Knowles has proved long ago that she is a badass woman. Even Jay Z can’t mess with her, that’s how savage she is. Lately, she called out the Evening Standard, London-based magazine for Photoshopping a braided crown out of her hair on the cover according to Teen Vogue.

The songwriter and singer, posted the unedited picture to her Instagram with the caption : “dtmh @eveningstandardmagazine” which references to the song “Don’t Touch My Hair” from her album, “A Seat At The Table.”

She embraced her natural hair since 2009 and on the cover of Evening Standard she is seen with blonde hair in thin braids. But still, something was missing in the picture.

To let the whole world know, on Thursday, she posted the image from the photoshoot where she is seen with a large crown of braided hair behind her head. That was edited out on the final cover.

“Don’t touch my hair / When it’s the feelings I wear,” she sings in the song. She continues: “Don’t touch my soul / When it’s the rhythm I know. Don’t touch my crown.”

dtmh @eveningstandardmagazine

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Many of the fans were disappointed according to Teen Vogue. Someone even asked Evening Standard, “Why would you edit her lovely hair??”

“Can’t believe they did that, so disrespectful,” another commented.

And one person said: “They cut off her crown…how’s THAT for microaggression? Smh. Symbolic much?”

Solange, talked about the importance on braiding on the story so this was a very strange move from the magazine:

“[Braiding] is an act of beauty, an act of convenience, and an act of tradition,” the singer said. She shared this quote on her Instagram Story, Buzzfeed reported.

Angelica Jade Bastien which is the author of the story, asked the magazine to remove her byline from the cover story.

I told my editors to take my name off of the byline because they distorted my work and reporting in ways that made me very uncomfortable.

Bastién wrote on Twitter: “I am publicly disowning the Solange piece London Evening Standard published today. The entire piece was a fiasco despite my efforts.”

“I told my editors to take my name off of the byline because they distorted my work and reporting in ways that made me very uncomfortable,” she continued.

She added: “I don’t want this piece attached to my rep as a writer at all. Hopefully disowning it gets that across.”

Source: thisisinsider

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