Ho Sit Down: Sheryl Underwood Explains Her ‘Nappy Hair Is Nasty’ Comment, “I Am Not Ashamed Of My Blackness”

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Sheryl Underwood Explains Hair Comment

Sheryl Underwood sat down with Curly Nikki to elaborate on her highly criticized hair comment on “The Talk.” Check out what she had to say below.

On How Her Words Would Be Received

Sheryl: Everyday after the show, I look at the footage as a way to continue to strive to be better… to express myself better. I play everything back so I can watch, learn and improve. When that segment played back, I knew that it would be misunderstood.

On Her Words Being Misunderstood

Sheryl: The discussion was about cutting and saving hair. I didn’t speak about Heidi Klum or her children’s hair. I stated that the act of saving hair was ‘nasty’. Cutting and saving what I consider as dead… it’s like saving fingernails. People are accusing me of calling natural hair ‘nasty’. I did not say that.

That was a bad choice of words. A bad juxtaposition of words to imply that our hair is not good. I made a mistake. I will own up to that mistake. I’m going to talk to God and change the way I articulate things and be more cognizant. I’m not perfect and I bet if you put a camera on someone all day, they’d eventually say something they’d regret too. I am asking you to forgive me for the statement I made, which to me, is a power only God has, really.

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