Written by Paasha Ahmed
Solange took to Instagram to call out London’s weekly The Evening Standard Magazine after it digitally removed the artists’ elaborate crown of braids from its front cover.
Her feature, published on October 20, included discussion on her ‘family, body politics and move into art’. Referencing to her A Seat At The Table album, Solange posted the unedited version of the photograph with the caption “dtmh [don’t touch my hair]”.
Almost out of respect, the cover photos have now been removed from The Evening Standard Magazine Instagram page.
Controversially, the writer of the feature, Angelica Jade Bastien, has spoken out at her distaste of the publication and asked to have her named removed from the article:
The magazine has since posted the following apology to Solange Knowles after ironically airbrushing out the “art form”, that are her braids:
“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.”
Watch the video for Don’t Touch My Hair below: