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UK paper sorry for airbrushing out Solange Knowles’s braids

/ 07:39 AM October 22, 2017

Grammy award winning singer Solange Knowles complained on Instagram that her cover photo on British newspaper Evening Standard was digitally altered to remove an elaborate braided crown on her head. The paper has apologized to Knowles who is the sister of another well-known American singer, Beyonce Knowles. AFP FILE

LONDON — Britain’s Evening Standard newspaper has apologized to Solange Knowles for digitally altering an image of the singer on the cover of its magazine.

Knowles — who had released a song called “Don’t Touch My Hair” — complained on Instagram that an elaborate braided crown on her head had been digitally removed from the cover photo.

The magazine article featured the singer talking about her experiences spending time at her mother’s salon as a child. She also discussed braiding’s importance to her and praised it as “its own art form.”

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The magazine said in a statement Saturday that the photo was altered for “layout purposes” but it was sorry for the offense caused. The statement said: “Plainly we made the wrong call and we have offered our unreserved apologies to Solange.”

Knowles is the younger sister of another American singer Beyonce Knowles. /cbb

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