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Sheryl Underwood apologizes, says ‘nasty’ hair comment was ‘misunderstood’

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From Clutch Magazine:

Sheryl Underwood offended many with her comments criticizing natural hair on “The Talk” recently, and the comedian sat down for an interview with Curly Nikki to clear up her statement. She apologized for the remark, saying “I made a mistake and I’m sorry.” She also claimed that she was misunderstood and she loves being black.

On being misunderstood:

“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 reports that she said natural hair was “nasty”:

“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.”

On wanting forgiveness for her statement:

“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.["]

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