Solange Calls Out Magazine For Rude Photoshop Debacle
Solange Knowles graces the cover of Evening Standard Magazine looking like nothing short of dreamlike. Although, the picture of the singer is nothing short of stunning, there's a prime piece of the picture that is clearly missing. In fact, an entire braid of the singer’s hair was completely photoshopped out of the final product. This did not go unnoticed by the singer, and she went on to post the unedited shot to her Instagram page.
The singer had recently released the single “Don’t Touch My Hair” from her third studio album, which is rather fitting for the situation. The singer captioned the unedited cover photo with the abbreviation of the song “dtmh”. Solange even acknowledged during her interview for the magazine about how she views hair braiding as “it’s own art form”. When recalling what it felt like being in her mom’s hair salon growing up, the singer said:
"I got to experience women arriving in one state of mind and leaving in a completely transformed way,"It wasn't just about the hair. It was about the sisterhood and the storytelling. Being a young girl who was really active in dance, theatre and on the swim team, the salon was a kind of safe haven."- via Evening Standard Magazine
How could anything in that photograph be edited out? That’s a massive PR boo boo on your part Evening Standard Magazine. Angelica Bastien, the writer of the Solange article went on to disown the entire piece itself because of feelings of creative work tampering. Goes to show what happens when originality is tampered with for false exploitation. And props to Solange for speaking up about the image. Keep those voices heard loud and proud ladies and gents!