After being lauded for having a head full of long enviable hair, a Canadian R&B songstress is receiving harsh backlash for statements she made about her coiffure. In the forthcoming issue of Sophisticate’s Black Hair magazine Melanie Fiona is profiled for obvious reasons. An excerpt from the interview has caused a firestorm however in which the singer credits her ethnicity for her hair growth.
“Sophisticate’s Black Hair: What’s the secret to your gorgeous long hair?
“Melanie Fiona: I was born with a full head of hair, and my mom wouldn’t let me cut it until I was 12! I’m mixed – my mom is black and Portuguese and my dad is Indian so I have a good mix for growth.”
Fiona has yet to make an official statement.
Are you offended by Fiona’s “good mix of hair” comment? Why or why not? -danielle canada