During Friday’s episode of ‘The Talk’, Sheryl Underwood jokes around about African American hair. The comedian responded to a story about model Heidi Klum saving her biracial son’s hair after a haircut.
“OK, I’m sorry but why would you save Afro hair. You can’t weave in Afro hair, you’ll never see us at the hair place going ‘look here, what I need is this nappy, curly, beady hair.’ That just seems nasty.”
Black America is not happy! The folks over at Black Twitter have invited Sheryl from all events. Yes ALL events! We talking family reunions, BBQs, Essence Fests, and Beyonce’s remaining concerts.
We find no humor in that comment and so does her followers, who went IN on her on twitter. She responded to the backlash and explained her comment below with blog Curly Hair.
“The discussion was about cutting and saving hair. I didn’t speak about Heidi Klum or her children’s hair. I stated that the act of saving hair was ‘nasty’. Cutting and saving what I consider as dead… it’s like saving fingernails. People are accusing me of calling natural hair ‘nasty’. I did not say that.
That was a bad choice of words. A bad juxtaposition of words to imply that our hair is not good. I made a mistake. I will own up to that mistake. I’m going to talk to God and change the way I articulate things and be more cognizant. I’m not perfect and I bet if you put a camera on someone all day, they’d eventually say something they’d regret too. I am asking you to forgive me for the statement I made, which to me, is a power only God has, really.”