London’s Evening Standard has issued an apology for editing Solange’s hair just days after the singer/songwriter subtly called out the publication for cropping out her braid.
“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 a statement 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.”
Earlier this week, Solange posted the original photo on social media with the caption “dtmh,” a reference to her ‘A Seat at the Table’ track “Don’t Touch My Hair.”
Clearly, the Evening Standard didn’t pay attention.