La actriz se siente orgullosa de su piel y su cabello y desaprueba que la revista haya editado una imagen suya.
En un mensaje en sus redes sociales, la actriz comentó: “Como he dejado muy claro en el pasado con cada fibra de mi ser, abracé mi herencia natural y, a pesar de haber crecido creyendo que la piel clara y el pelo liso y sedoso eran los estándares de belleza, ahora sé que mi piel oscura y mi cabello rizado también son hermosos”, señala.
As I have made clear so often in the past with every fiber of my being, I embrace my natural heritage and despite having grown up thinking light skin and straight, silky hair were the standards of beauty, I now know that my dark skin and kinky, coily hair are beautiful too. Being featured on the cover of a magazine fulfills me as it is an opportunity to show other dark, kinky-haired people, and particularly our children, that they are beautiful just the way they are. I am disappointed that @graziauk invited me to be on their cover and then edited out and smoothed my hair to fit their notion of what beautiful hair looks like. Had I been consulted, I would have explained that I cannot support or condone the omission of what is my native heritage with the intention that they appreciate that there is still a very long way to go to combat the unconscious prejudice against black women’s complexion, hair style and texture. #dtmh