London Newspaper Issues An Apology For Photoshopping Solange's Hair

NEWARK, NJ - AUGUST 05:  Singer-songwriter Solange Knowles accepts her Award onstage during Black Girls Rock! 2017 at New Jersey Performing Arts Center on August 5, 2017 in Newark, New Jersey.  (Photo by Gilbert Carrasquillo/FilmMagic)

London Newspaper Issues An Apology For Photoshopping Solange's Hair

"We made the wrong call and we have offered our unreserved apologies to Solange,” it reads, in-part.

Published October 22, 2017

Solange blasted London’s Evening Standard after it cropped out an elaborate braid structure in their publication. Now, the outlet is apologizing for their decision.

“We were delighted to have the chance to interview the wonderful Solange Knowles and photograph her for this week’s edition of ES,” the ES relayed in a written statement on Saturday (October 21). “It is therefore a matter of great regret that the finished cover artwork 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.”

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The singer/songwriter posted the original photo on Instagram with the caption “dtmh,” an abbreviation from her song “Don’t Touch My Hair” from her album Seat at the Table. The song contains lyrics detailing microaggressions, identity issues and empowerment black women often face.

The journalist who wrote the piece and interviewed Solange has also come out. She disavows the publication and article, which she claims was terribly skewed despite her hard work.

“I am publicly disowning the Solange piece London Evening Standard published today. The entire piece was a fiasco despite my efforts,” Angelica Jade Bastien Tweeted. “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. Which was heartbreaking given how much work I put into it and my interest in Solange as an artist.”

Written by Paul Meara

(Photo: Gilbert Carrasquillo/FilmMagic)

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