Celebrity and gossip magazine In Touch Weekly is coming under fire after publishing a picture comparing Solange Knowles to a dog. In a column called “Double Creature” the magazine published the following reader-submitted picture and blurb;
“Yorkipoo Jackie is “basically twinsies” with Beyoncé’s sis, says the 5‑year-old pup’s owner, Brian Murray Jr. ‘They rock the same hairdo…’
A web search for In Touch Weekly’s “Double Creature” feature didn’t produce any results outside of the Solange reference, so it’s unclear whether or not this is a regular column. It still is tasteless (not surprising for a gossip magazine) and a sobering reminder of the resistance some black women face when they choose to rock their natural hair unapologetically. The comparison feels particularly shady given that Solange’s recent media coverage has mainly involved her stunning, stylish and universally praised wedding.
Ladies, what are your thoughts on all this?