Solange Knowles, the younger sister of Beyonce Knowles, recently cut her hair super-short and has been taking some serious heat for it.
Jezebel reports that some of the bullshit responses from the media include:
- MTV news wrote: "The motive is still unclear, but considering how gorgeous her mane was, it's not a great style choice."
- The Hollywood Gossip website wrote that Solange was "batshit insane" to cut her hair
- The Daily Fail accused her of pulling a Britney Spears, even though Solange had her hair professionally cut and did not shave it off herself like Britney
I can't believe how much crap this poor woman is taking simply for cutting her hair. I hate how a woman's femininity or sanity is often questioned if they go from long hair to short. Why do so many people think all women must need and want long hair?
As for Solange, she was so upset by the outrage over her hair that she posted a great response online. She was particularly upset that the topic of her hair was talked about more than the Iran election - a true sign of just how shallow and sad North American society has become!
Here are some clips from Solange's response:
i. have. done. this. twice. in. my. life. i. was 16. i was 18. did. not care about your opinion. then. dont. care. now. dont. need. your. attention. or. your. co-sign.
i am #3. trending topic. before. IRAN. &. some of you cant even locate it on a map. its sad.
i. just. wanted. to. be. free. from. the. bondage. that. black. women. sometimes. put. on. themselves. with. hair.
this. phase. of. my. life. i. want to spend . the time. the energy. and the money. on something else. not in the hair salon.
ONLY reason i responded to this i have is because i was disappointed to see my name more talked about than Iran election.
we. gotta. do. better. people.
Indeed Solange, we've got to do better.