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Photographer apologises to Lupita Nyong'o for airbrushing her hair out of a photo shoot

Photographer apologises to Lupita Nyong'o for airbrushing her hair out of a photo shoot
From BBC - November 13, 2017

The photographer who airbrushed part of Lupita Nyong'o's hair from a Grazia magazine cover has apologised.

An Le said he recognised smoothing down, and editing out, parts of her hair was a "damaging and hurtful act".

The actress said she was "disappointed" the magazine changed her hairstyle to "fit their notion of what beautiful hair looks like".

She posted the image on Instagram next to the published version - which shows some of her hair missing.

It was from the UK-based magazine's November edition.

"I have had some time to reflect on my part in the incident involving Grazia and Ms. Nyong'o," said An Le

"I realize now what an incredibly monumental mistake I have made and I would like to take this time to apologize to Ms. Nyong'o and everyone else that I did offend.

"Though it was not my intention to hurt anyone, I can see now that altering the image of her hair did.

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