Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Photog Apologizes to Lupita Nyong'o


Last week Academy Award winning actress Lupita Nyong'o called out Grazia Magazine for photoshopping her hair sleek on their latest cover [click here if you missed that].

Photographer An Le apologizes to Lupita...

In a statement Vietnamese photographer An Le explains,
'I've had some time to reflect on my part in the incident involving Grazia and Ms Nyong'o.
'I realise now what an incredibly monumental mistake I have made and I would like to take this time to apologise to Ms Nyong'o and everyone else that I did offend.
'Though it was not my intention to hurt anyone, I can see now that altering the image of her hair was an unbelievably damaging and hurtful act.'
'As an immigrant myself, it is my duty to be an advocate for the representation of diversity of beauty in this industry.
'I will demonstrate this in my work even more going forward.
'My altering of her image was not born out of any hate but instead out of my own ignorance and insensitivity to the constant slighting of women of colour throughout the different media platforms.
'There is no excuse for my actions. I deeply regret the pain I've caused Ms Nyong'o, a woman I've admired for quite some time now.'

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

Beautiful apology. Now that's how you do it. Not say "I was hacked"!. Taking responsibility for ones actions is a rare thing these days...

Chrissy Snow said...

That was very kind gesture and statement. I'm sure Lupita appreciated it.

L. Eller said...

Very eloquent and I believe it to be heartfelt.

Anonymous said...

It's so amazing that in the year 2017 black women's hair is still such a derisive subject. It seems their is always a constant war to devalue "our beauty" in our society. I am so grateful that we are coming to terms with loving ourselves in spite of the messages that mass media and society tries to inflict upon us. We are beautifully * wonderfully made!

Anonymous said...

If his ass had let it be in the first place, he wouldn't need to release this statement that I will not be reading.

Do better, folks.

Regina Butler said...

That's how you apologize! None of that "If I offended anyone. . ." crap. He took responsibility and sounds like he is heartfully sorry.

Niyabinghi/ObeahWomanWarrior said...

I can't be mad at Le for that apology, beautifully said. Carry on.

kupkake said...

I have learned that certain looks empower people. She not cute and i have never seen a movie shes played in. Ijs

Monique said...

This Shady Asian Bitch!!

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