Lupita Nyong’o is quickly rising to fame. With a Golden Globe, Critics’ Choice Award and Oscar nomination under her belt for her performance in 12 Years A Slave, it’s pretty easy to understand why.

But folks aren’t too thrilled with the actress’ latest Vanity Fair photo shoot. 

From Black Voices:

@VanityFair: The stunning @Lupita_Nyongo did you lighten her skin?

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Other black stars have found themselves in skin-lightening scandals as well. Beyonce and India Arie’s photo shoots, ads and videos have made them both them subjects of great debate in the past.


It’s obvious that something was done to Lupita’s photo. But can we say that it was deliberate skin-lightening or a simple matter of lighting?

Sound off below!