Sheryl Underwood apologizes for natural hair comment
The host disses natural hair, then says she's sorry.
Sheryl Underwood has apologized after making a comment that created a Twitter uproar. The host of the daytime chat show 'The Talk' on CBS dissed natural hair during a conversation about Heidi Klum saving her racially-mixed children’s hair after she cut it. Sheryl made a joke about it, saying ”Why would you save Afro hair?”
But today, she’s saying she’s sorry, and that she used a bad choice of words. “Everyday after the show, I look at the footage as a way to continue to strive to be better . . . to express myself better,” she told natural hair guru Curly Nikki, according to Hello Beautiful. “I play everything back so I can watch, learn and improve. When that segment played back, I knew that it would be misunderstood,” she said at the top of the interview. “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.”
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And she went on to say she’s going to change. “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.”
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“I’m not what you think I am,” she told Nikki. “I am not ashamed of my Blackness or who I am. In high school I had a giant afro, in college I was militant. I loved my afro puff. My dad instilled Black pride in me. I have no hair shame whatsoever.”
Quite the apology, for sure. But whether or not her apology will be accepted by fans remains the question.
Tell us: Do you think Sheryl’s comments were out of line or was it all in good fun?
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I would accept her apology if I felt it was real but I don't. If she was talking about shaved hair being "Nasty" I could understand that, but when she went on to comment on the other host's child hair being "NICE and silky" I knew she was with the B.S. Sheryl got caught up and forgot she was black and downgraded her own for a laugh. Sorry to say but this happens a lot. Hopefully she can be honest with herself one day.
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