Evening Standard apologies for cropping Solange Knowles' braids in cover photo

Evening Standard apologies for cropping Solange Knowles' braids in cover photo

Unfortunately, the Evening Standard Magazine didn't get the memo because for their cover story with the artist, they literally touched her hair-or rather, retouched it.

In addition to her physical characteristics, Solange has spoken out on important political issues such as the Take a Knee protest, where she joined others for the movement after performing at the Hollywood Bowl on September 24.

Solange, much like her big sister Beyoncé, is exceptionally selective about how, when, and where she shares her images and thoughts.

The irony in this story is that the interview Solange did with the magazine was exactly about how she is feeling comfortable in her own skin and how owning her body this year was crucial to her.

Solange, 31, quickly called out the magazine on social media, captioning the original photo with "dtmh", an abbreviation of her song "Don't Touch My Hair". Solange poses with her hair in braids and a pair of statement pearl earrings and a white ruffled top in the photo.

Speaking to ES magazine about the pampering parlour, the "Don't Touch My Hair" hitmaker said: "I got to experience women arriving in one state of mind and leaving in a completely transformed way".

For good reason, Solange isn't taking this lightly, posting the unedited version of that image, with the braided halo in tact, on Instagram. It wasn't just about the hair. "It was about the sisterhood and the storytelling", Knowles said in the interview. "Being a young girl who was really active in dance, theatre and on the swim team, the salon was a kind of safe haven".

The edited photograph isn't the only controversy regarding the Solange cover, though; Angelica Bastien, the journalist who wrote the feature, has disavowed it, saying the Evening Standard created a "fiasco despite my efforts".

She added: "I told my editors to take my name off of the byline because they distorted my work and reporting in ways that made me very uncomfortable". Sound off in the comment section below.

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