London’s Evening Standard Forced to Apologise Over Solange Photoshop Edit

The Evening standard have been forced to the 'Don't Touch My Hair' artist Solange, days after the singer and songwriter attacked the publication for cropping out a part of her hair style.



“We were delighted to have the chance to interview the wonderful Solange Knowles and photograph her for this week’s edition of ES. It is therefore a matter of great regret that the finished cover artwork caused concern and offence,” the Evening Standard wrote in response to the claim on Saturday. “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.”



The photoshoot included the singer donning an elaborate crown of braids, whilst nodding to one of her recent tracks, ‘Dont Touch My Hair’ which comes from A Seat at the Table album. Solange’s hair style was a tribute for black women braiding their hair and was a reference to culture, history and beauty as stated by Solange herself.





“The entire piece was a fiasco despite my efforts”, she replied. I told my editors to take my name off the byline because they distorted my work and reporting in ways that made me very uncomfortable”. It is clear to see that Solange is not best pleased with this outcome then.



Words: Patricia Boamah-Brown


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