Sheryl Underwood’s natural hair diss
Sheryl Underwood of CBS’ “The Talk” recently commented about natural hair types during a segment about Heidi Klum. Co-host Sharon Osbourne was noting that Klum, who has biracial children from singer Seal, saves her son’s hair after they get haircuts. According to Klum her sons have “huge Afros” that she apparently can’t seem to part with.
By contrast a clearly perplexed Underwood wondered aloud why the Victoria’s Secret model would want to keep “nappy” hair.
“Why would you save Afro hair?” said Underwood. “You don’t never see us at the hair shop saying, ‘Look what I need is curly, beady, nappy hair. It just seems nasty,” she added.
And when her co-host Sarah Gilbert, a white woman, added that she too has saved her child’s hair, Underwood interjected and noted that their hair was probably “some beautiful long, silky stuff.”
Underwood’s disturbing comments have caused a firestorm on Twitter among black women who feel personally offended, and rightfully so. To put down one’s own race in front of a public audience is shameful. Also shameful, co-host Aisha Tyler’s non-reaction. The only other black co-host on the show laughed along and remained silent. She too is being blasted online.
Just reading about this Sheryl Underwood thing, it’s awful, it would’ve been nice if Aisha Tyler said something to defend black hair & women
— Andrea Lewis (@missandrealewis) September 2, 2013
— VintageBlackGlamour (@VintageBlkGlam) September 2, 2013
sheryl underwood is an example of self hate as its finest. smh why would you go on tv and slander your OWN people.
— adri (@soulfl0wer) September 3, 2013
— Franchesca Ramsey (@chescaleigh) September 2, 2013
Underwood has since responded and is trying her best to do damage control. See what Underwood had to say about her black hair diss below. -danielle canada