The Texas school district is handing out an apology after photoshopping a homecoming queen’s hair.
Homecoming is supposed to be an amazing time, especially if you just found out that you were voted to be your high school homecoming queen.
However, that was not the case for North Shore Senior Ebony Smith.
Smith who was announced as the winner happily accepted her crown and flowers in a beautiful white dress with purple hair.
Yes, purple which looked actually stunning on Smith. However, her school didn’t think the same.
When the school posted her picture, her hair was purple like the night she won.
When pictures were published by Galena Park Independent School District, there was one thing that was noticeably different. Her purple hair was no longer purple but photoshopped brown.
“It’s embarrassing,” Smith told local TV station KHOU. “It wasn’t even Photoshopped correctly. You can still see purple outlining. It’s just very embarrassing.”
According to the school handbook, the deep color of purple that Smith had in her hair is actually baned.
“Avoid inappropriate hair color,” listing purple as one of the examples.
Smith agreed to dye her hair brown after homecoming, but her mother Tameasha Watkins is still upset over the photo.
“You changed her to make her look like someone else,” Watkins said. “Keep her as who she is. That’s who the students voted in.”
Galena Park ISD released a statement saying;
“The error was immediately corrected, and our district sincerely apologizes to the student affected and her parents. Our intent has been, and will continue to be, to acknowledge and spotlight the accomplishments of our students, and we do regret this mistake.”
Take a look at the pictures and retouched pictures below!