Instagram and YouTube beauty blogger Alexandria Nicole got an unwelcome surprise when she discovered that an online wig store called DressLilly.com had been using a photo of her — with natural hair — as an example for their Short Afro Curly Synthetic Wig.
She contacted the company to ask it to remove her image and the response she got was so out of left field, she couldn't help but laugh — and now Nicole has Twitter laughing right along with her.
Nicole spoke to Buzzfeed to talk about the strange way in which she gained viral fame. "I don't wear wigs, never have worn wigs." She said. "This is my natural hair!"
Nicole added that the company wished to pursue an "investigation" before taking down the photo. "I sent them the original picture and the ad," she explained. "I told them, 'Take it down, there should be no investigation.'" Rather than remove the photo, though, DressLilly.com just altered it with a truly horrifying touch of Photoshop:
She's a blogger, this wig website used her image without her asking, she told them to take it down. they photoshopped another face on. Wtf 😂 pic.twitter.com/q0p1bXrVZy— Misogynoir Slayer (@TheQueenSpeaks_) October 5, 2016
@thequeenspeaks_ LMAOO so weird & scary wtf?— JERSEYS BY JIGGA (@Jeezy5Starr) October 6, 2016
A quick search of the site shows that the Short Afro Curly Fascinating Capless Synthetic Wig product, and the accompanying picture, have been removed.
(Photo: Alexandria Washington via Instagram)
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