Sheryl Underwood Messed Up... OK Really Messed Up, Big Time
Hair Comment Sets Twitter Off and Leaves Her Shaken
If you catch Sheryl Underwood's segment on the Steve Harvey Harvey Morning Show, then you pretty much know she's always on her A-Game even if you find her a little over the top at times. But this morning Sheryl's comments had both Shirley Strawberry and Nephew Tommy thinking... What the hell is she talking about? (Is she really talking about TV cop shows from the 50's and 60's???)
So this is what was wrong with Sheryl Underwood this morning
While the rest of us were enjoying the Labor Day Holiday weekend, Sheryl was on Twitter defending herself and retweeting Tweets that supported her.
So here's the deal [ FROM The Grio] On Friday, CBS re-aired an episode of The Talk, a clear knock-off of The View, which includes comedian Sheryl Underwood and actress Sarah Gilbert.
Underwood made some comments disparaging natural black hair that left many, particularly on social media, seething.
During Friday’s episode, guest Heidi Klum shared that she saves the “shorn hair” of her biracial children with ex-husband Seal. She described her children’s hair as “pretty.” Underwood asked Klum, “Why would you save afro hair?” then joked, “You can’t weave afro hair.” She added, “You never see [black women] at the hair place going ‘Look, here, what I need here is, I need those curly, nappy beads…That just seems nasty.”
Co-host Sarah Gilbert joined the conversation, admitting that she also saves her children’s hair. Underwood responded, deducing that Gilbert’s children’s hair was “probably some beautiful, long, silky stuff.”
I'll take my natural hair over her bogus wigs any day... #HaveASeat -->> Sheryl Underwood blasts natural hair - http://t.co/Y3bsSvRSnz
— Jenna Christian (@1JennaMarie) September 3, 2013
I don't think Sheryl Underwood is ugly. She just bears an uncanny resemblance to Wesley Snipes, that's all. And he was fine back in the day.
— Duke E. Brown (@hotterthanjuly) September 1, 2013
"@sigmapoet1914: @sherylunderwood Soror, I've been riding with you for years and that is not changing." - thank you frat I messed up...
— Sheryl Underwood (@sherylunderwood) September 3, 2013
“@chescaleigh: Here's @sherylunderwood saying #naturalahair is "nasty" and not worth cherishing http://t.co/SRkEAVFUyB” WOW! Wow! Wow!
— Tracee Ellis Ross (@TraceeEllisRoss) September 2, 2013