‘Gorilla Glue Girl’, When Are Americans Responsible for Themselves? Don’t Ask a White Female Progressive
Americans were united on social media with a viral story about a regrettable incident of a woman who used a product called Gorilla glue as a hair product that ended up causing her great distress and pain to try to remove.
“Gorilla Glue has responded to Tessica Brown’s viral TikTok where she, unfortunately, sprayed her hair with glue. Brown is currently receiving medical treatment for the issue,” Dextro News reported.
“She’s in so much pain:(((( I remember vividly how much my scalp hurt when my mom would relax my hair; I can only imagine what she’s going through,” one poster wrote after viewing a video of a woman being seen in the hospital.
Brown uploaded a video of her hospital visit to Tik Tok, where emergency workers tried to remove glue from a woman’s scalp. In a highly dramatic video, viewers reacted with intense emotion about the relatable pain.
It looks as if they couldn’t get the glue out at the hospital pic.twitter.com/sxEPcVSgim
— mitochond-rihanna, ms0 mph from @ethicalstudents (@mitochondrihan4) February 7, 2021
“While Gorilla Glue is normally sold in a paste form and is known for being incredibly strong, the version she used on her hair was a spray version, which, according to the company, delivers a “clear, permanent bond that’s moisture resistant.” This is going nowhere without serious help, “Dextro News reported.
The news went viral quickly that the woman was considering a lawsuit against the company that makes Gorilla Glue, and numerous mainstream media outlets picked up the story.
In the statement from Gorilla Glue:
“We are very sorry to hear about the unfortunate incident that Miss Brown experienced using our Spray Adhesive on her hair. We are glad to see in her recent video that Miss Brown has received medical treatment from her local medical facility and wish her the best,” the company statement read.
One lawyer indicated that that would not be good enough because “hair is not skin.”
Gorilla Glue, hair is NOT skin.
Your product failed to adequately warn, knowing hair glue in fact exists and many Black women use hair glue as hair adhesive & for this, your company is liable.
You should have given her a sponsorship deal.
Instead you will be held accountable https://t.co/DvLzfFVkJI
— 𝐄𝐱𝐚𝐯𝐢𝐞𝐫 𝐏𝐨𝐩𝐞 (@exavierpope) February 8, 2021
Plenty of comments supported the idea of personal responsibility.
She said in the radio interview “I chose to use it and thought I could wash it out before it sets later” u acknowledges she knew she wasn’t supposed to put it in her hair.
— 3 Stimmy Timmy (@Doylemakinmoves) February 8, 2021
But some posters were looking to stir up trouble for the company:
Kathryn Brightbill, a Democrat Policy analyst for the LA Times, wrote, “Gorilla Glue needs to have their asses sued because their vendors have been doing targeted ads based on the “Gorilla Snot” keyword for a long time. When I googled to see where I could order more hair gel months ago, I had to wade through ads for glue. They created the confusion. Gorilla Glue needs to have their asses sued, because their vendors have been doing targeted ads based on the “Gorilla Snot” keyword for a long time. When I googled to see where I could order more hair gel months ago, I had to wade through ads for glue. They created the confusion.”
This is what you see when you search for the hair gel by brand name. The only way you don’t get targeted ads for Gorilla Glue is to search for the hair gel under its Spanish name, “Moco de Gorila.” This was foreseeable given the targeted ads for glue on hair gel searches. pic.twitter.com/rzOzN8vWAl
— Kathryn Brightbill (@KEBrightbill) February 8, 2021
Thankfully, Brown is getting help. She’s checked into a hospital, and doctors are trying to help her figure out how to get the glue out of her hair. The Instagram post of her getting treatment has reached 150,000 likes in under 12 hours. She has an active Go Fund Me, she has a new public figure verification on Instagram, and hopefully, she will be just fine soon.
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