We all remember the fallout from comments made about the hair of the Rutgers Women’s Basketball team. And who could forget the global attention that was focused on the hair of Olympic Gold medalist Gabby Douglass. Now critics on social media unfairly take Fox’s Pam Oliver to task over her hair during on-air appearances during this weekend’s NFC Championship Game.
We all know black hair is a touchy topic of debate for many African Americans, but from the way certain people are carrying on about Oliver on social media, you’d think she’d committed a crime other than daring to show her face on TV looking less than picture perfect. She’s not a movie star. She’s a sidelines reporter. The wind blows. It’s hard to keep every strand in place, especially if you don’t get to sit in a nice cozy booth like the males who host these games. Oliver was on her feet working. Besides, who has never had a bad hair day?
These armchair critics need to relax. They would never go in on a man like that. She’s being held to a different standard. It’s so unfair. Oliver and her long, auburn tresses will bounce back faster than you can say, “blow dry and curl.” By the Super Bowl, Oliver will be back on her game, as they say. She’d better be because the hair police will be lying in wait, claws bared and ready to pounce.