Media entrepreneur, Mo Abudu has expressed her displeasure and demanded that Sky News takes down a post where they referred to the threaded hairstyle as a “spiky coronavirus haircut” that gained reputation as a result of it resembles the form of the Coronavirus. The threaded hairstyle is a model that has been well-liked amongst African girls for many years. However, Sky News claimed the model was simply gaining reputation due to its resemblance to the lethal virus. Also, they referred to as it a “haircut”.
Displeased with this misrepresentation, Ebony Life TV founder, Mo Abudu took to Instagram to appropriate Sky News whereas demanding they take down the post.
Sharing images of African girls sporting the threaded hairstyle lengthy earlier than the COVID-19 pandemic, Ms. Abudu wrote: “Hello lovely folks, ??
?? “A current publication made by @skynews on Monday 11, May 2020 titled “Spiky coronavirus haircut growing in popularity in Africa – here’s why” ?- has come to my consideration and right here’s what I’ve to say:?
?? “For starters it’s not a haircut, it’s a hairstyle!!!?
? “Hair has performed a vital position within the tradition of historic African civilizations. It symbolized one’s household background, social standing, spirituality, tribe, and marital standing.??
? “As early as the 15th century, completely different tribes used hair to present one’s social hierarchy. Members of royalty wore elaborate hairstyles as a image of their stature. ??
?? “Another factor to observe is that Africa is wealthy with historic hair traditions and kinds. African threading dated as far again as the late 15th century and is a cherished custom amongst girls in elements of Nigeria, Ghana, and the complete Sub Saharan Africa.??
? “Generations of black girls have used African Threading to model their hair and straighten it naturally. ?
? “It is disrespectful to our African tradition to say this hairstyle is just lately gaining reputation due to the Corona virus or it’s related to a virus which is a main devastation to the world at current.?
? “I would love all African girls to ship a message to #SkyNews complaining concerning the post and report. ?
?? “@skynews, on behalf of myself and many different African girls who’ve proven their displeasure of this post, I would love to urge you to take this post down as quickly as doable. It is derogatory and condescending to us, our forefathers, our foremothers and generations to come.?
? “For future reference, @skynews kindly #Swipeleft to see pictures from over the years that shows the beauty of African women and our traditional hairstyles.”