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Solange tells Evening Standard “Don’t Touch My Hair”

After seeing edited photos of herself taken for the cover of Evening Standard Magazine, Solange has a message for them “DTMH.”

Solange Knowles is known and loved for her bohemian Afrocentric style and even more so for being unapologetically real. She recently shot for the cover of Evening Standard magazine where she had a beautiful crown of braids that was apparently edited out of the photos without her permission.

This week, her pictures for the cover of the London based magazine were released, and the singer did not mince words when addressing it. When posting the cover photo to Instagram, she simply put this caption under the photo “dtmh” or don’t touch my hair.

dtmh @eveningstandardmagazine

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The feature article about the singer was as much about her art as it was about her hair which makes the editing all the more offensive. In a statement released by the magazine, they gave the singer an apology.

“It is therefore a matter of great regret that the finished cover artwork of the magazine caused concern and offence.

The decision to amend the photograph was taken for layout purposes but plainly we made the wrong call and we have offered our unreserved apologies to Solange.” Evening Standard

Although they have apologized to the singer, the reporter who initially spoke with Knowles for the interview, Angelica Bastien, has publically denounced the piece in a series of tweets shown below.

It is sad that a piece that otherwise celebrated Knowles’ love for her African American heritage, and the beauty and art of braiding and culture would be overshadowed by the insensitivity of lousy editing. Let us hope that this is a lesson to publications on editing etiquette.

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