…that raised George “I’m gonna give you a quick massage before slicing the pig” Bush.
I was browsing another board I go to frequently and the posters were discussing the latest shenanigans on “The View”. Take a look at this clip http://www.bestweekever.tv/2006/07/18/icymi-barbara-still-puzzled-by-black-women/.
In what forum is it professional to put a new acquaintance on the spot and ask them if <insert any given physical feature> is real? And then put your hand on said feature and yank on it? I could understand this happening if the feature in question is a person’s claim to fame or is extra outrageous. But that wasn’t the case with Brandy or the other lady. Nothing about their hair should have warranted some scrawny-ass hand to come pawing in it. If she had asked me if my hair was real, I might have gotten mean and asked the same thing about her teeth. The questions are really no different.
A lot of black women are disturbed by Barbara’s seeming fixation on black women’s hair and its authenticity. Her particular touchy feelyness sends the message that she doesn’t treat black women with the same sensitivity for personal space and vanity that she does others. She has demonstrated a certain overfamiliarity that smacks of disrespect and self-entitlement. And I think its extra lame that Star Jones is to be replaced by another black woman, as evident by the color of those who have been selected to “try out” for her seat. I’m no Star Jones fan by any means, but was the only thing of value that she brought to this flock of harpies her race?
Perhaps one day someone will tug on Barbara Walter’s hair and make the sutures holding back her jowls pop loose so that her “real face” shows. That would be neato.