Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, a well-known Nigerian author, turned to social media to publish some lovely images of herself that had been rejected by an international magazine.
According to her, the photos were supposed to go on the cover of an international magazine, but they were rejected because they didn’t want her to appear ‘too glamorous.’
The mother of one chose to share her photos on Instagram after they were rejected by the journal.
“It was a cover shoot for an international magazine. Or it was supposed to be. The magazine rejected the photos.
They didn’t want me ‘looking too glamorous,’ they said. And so the cover didn’t happen.
What does one do with rejected photos but show them anyway, primarily for the vanity-boosting benefits 🤷🏾♀️ of such an act.”
This generated reactions from her followers who didn’t take kindly to the magazine’s decision.
@april_laugh wrote, “Shame on them! The 3rd frame🔥🔥🔥”
@cliffordenbun wrote, “Rejected??? These photos are 🔥🔥 … grateful for the gift of you Chimamanda 🙏🏻”
@omowunmi.a wrote, “Too glamorous 😮for their front cover? Do they want you to look gloomy? Shine girl😍dazzle them”
@hanitaonwuli wrote, “You can’t tone down perfection 😍”