Yet again, the stupid side of black Twitter has made their voices heard by dragging Victoria Secret for not “laying the edges” of model, Zuri Tibby in a recent photo shoot.
Every time black women publicly and passionately condemn the site of “nappy edges” on another black woman (Gabby Douglass) or black child (Blue Ivy), one powerful emotion surfaces within me; embarrassment. Embarrassment that after being called “nappy headed hoes” by celebrity white supremacists and “nappy headed” by rappers like French Montana, we still find no fault in shaming our own kinky roots.
While some may think they are simply extending an olive branch to those who may not be well versed in styling or maintaining black hair, you are not. You are not telling a joke and it isn’t funny either. You’re doing nothing more than adding to the stigma of black hair and more specifically, black hair that isn’t “done enough”. You are being a disservice to yourself and other black women.