Sheryl Underwood’s Cracks On Natural Hair Are Not Funny

Great post from DCN!

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sheryl underwood natural hairSheryl Underwood is a comedian.  She earns a living making quips about everyday occurrences in an effort to make people laugh.  Laughter and jokes are a proven tool to help disarm a difficult situation.  So when it is a joke not funny? When it is just lazy, mean-spirited or plays on disparaging cultural misappropriations.

On a recent re-airing of The Talk on CBS, a show on which Sheryl is a co-host, in response to a statement that Heidi Klum saves the shorn afro-textured locks of her  children Sheryl retorted:

Why would you save afro hair?  You can’t weave afro hair, you never see us at the hair place going ‘Look, here, what I need here is, I need those curly, nappy beads’, that just seems nasty.

Deep sigh. Where shall we start.

It is too easy and simplistic to state the Sheryl Underwood hates herself. Not every weave/wig wearer…

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