Lupita Nyong’o Talks Being ‘Shunned’ for Her Natural Hair: ‘It’s Often Been Painted as Uncivilized or Wild’

Lupita Nyong’o Talks Being ‘Shunned’ for Her Natural Hair: ‘It’s Often Been Painted as Uncivilized or Wild’

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Lupita Nyong’o is tackling criticism of her natural hair, head on.  The Oscar winner has always been an advocate for the beauty of natural hair. In 2016 at the Met Gala Lupita’s hairstyle was mocked via social media, but Lupita took to Instagram to share the historical inspiration behind her hairdo.

Via Page Six, “My hair is something that, historically, has been shunned. I mean, how often do you hear ‘You can’t get a job with hair like that’? Natural, African, Kinky Hair – it’s often been painted as uncivilized or wild” the “lack Panther” star, 35, told Porter MAgazine in her new cover story for the magazine’s fall fashion issue.

Also, In November 2017, Lupita publicly slammed a magazine that edited her hair out of an editorial. “I am disappointed that @graziauk invited me to be on their cover and then edited out an smoothed my hair to fit their notion of what beautiful hair looks like.”

Check out the photos of Lupita from Porter magazine below.

Source: Page Six

Written By: Fantasia. H

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