Kurlees, do you watch The Talk? After this story, I am guessing that many of you will boycott the show. In an encore presentation of The Talk on August 30, a CBS talk show, host Sheryl Underwood, had a few choice words about natural hair.
During a discussion on the show, it was noted that supermodel Heidi Klum, saved her biracial child's hair after a haircut. The child that Heidi Klum had with ex-husband Seal, had a huge afro before the hair cut. Sheryl disgusted by this revelation, went on to say, "Why would you save Afro hair?"to add insult to injury, she proceeded with no one goes to a hair shop to ask for that "curly, nappy, beaded" hair.
Co-host of the Talk, Sarah Gilbert, added to the discussion that she too saved her children's hair which Underwood responded to with "probably some beautiful, long, silky stuff" implying that Gilbert's child's hair texture is better than that of an afro hair texture.
Well coming home....I almost hit the floor....
I understand that Underwood is a comedian and sometimes makes remarks for amusement. Whether the statements were for a few laughs here and there, I do not know. What I do not agree with is her comparison of hair textures and that one texture is better than the other. Not to mention that she is degrading the very texture that she was blessed with. That's like a dark skin woman saying, I hate my skin because lighter skin woman are so much more attractive. Oh wait! Many of us still think this way, that we resort to skin lightening treatments. In a perfect world, there would be no standards of what is considered beautiful but for now we can all agree on one thing:
When it comes to natural hair, Sheryl Underwood needs to put a lid on it. #ifyoudonthaveanythingnicetosaydontsayitatall
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