The Guardian reports that in a statement, the Standard said: “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 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.”
Like the drama will stopp there; Angelica Jade Bastién, a black freelance journalist and Vulture staff writer brought on to write the interview, denounced it in a series of tweets.
She wrote: “I am publicly disowning the Solange piece London Evening Standard published today. The entire piece was a fiasco despite my efforts.
“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, which was heartbreaking given how much work I put into it and my interest in Solange as an artist.”
Sadly, it is very clear that white people in general need to do better in understanding what it means to touch, feel or dare to photoshop a black woman’s hair.