Hold, up.

Elle France beauty editor, Jeanne Deroo, was supposedly dressing up as her favorite singer, Solange?

So here’s her apology. Because you know, the apology always follows the “Oops did I do that?”:

“I realise how much the fact of painting oneself brown is an offensive act. I didn’t realise [sic] the seriousness of my action when I went to a private party last Saturday evening, which the theme was “Icons,” and where I chose to embody Solange Knowles, of whom I am a fan. During this private party, I posted a picture of myself on my Instagram without intention of hurting anyone. I deeply regret and would like to present all my apologies. I would also like to indicate that this picture published in a private context does not involve in any way the french ELLE magazine I work for, and I am sorry for the prejudice it has caused.”

Whatever, for what it’s worth,  you could have done Solange without the makeup. Mix some prints, keep the fro and add a bright colored lipstick.

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