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    The Medusa myth has nothing to do with Black people or natural hair.

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    The Medusa myth has nothing to do with Black people...

    Exactly. And, it's a fact that milk provides protein. Hence why drinking it is encouraged and you find a lot of hair/skin products that contain milk.

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    She's unmarried because she has ugly hair? That's pretty stupid...

    I think people may find it offensive because her "messy" snake hair looked like big curly/kinky/Latrellded hair, and just by drinking some milk it turned "healthy"; straight.

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    She's unmarried because she has ugly hair? That's pretty stupid...I...

    Yeah that's what I'm getting from it fashionista31. I know about the whole medusa myth and never took offense to it but the fact that her hair looks like locs and then turns instantly silky straight just took me for a loop. I don't think at all the advertisers meant it that way but that's the way it came off to me.

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    Well, what exactly should a clump of snakes, as hair, supposed to look like? Silky smooth?

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    i think it's cute, but then again i love when classic references from long dead religions and mythologies pop back up in modern society.

    as chacha pointed out, the myth of the gorgons and medusa has nothing to do with black people or their hair.

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    I think people may find it offensive because her "messy"...

    Straight hair is generally "healthy" for white people. The character in the commercial was white.

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    Straight hair is generally "healthy" for white people. The character...

    Ya'll may think I'm crazy but when I first looked at it I thought she was black. Looking at it again she's white! I just had eye surgery. Give me a pass please.

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    Straight hair is generally "healthy" for white people. The character...

    I'm very much aware of what race she was. I simply pointed out why it may be offensive to others. I could personally careless about the commercial, I thought it was stupid in general. *shrugs*

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    I don't get it. I don't know any race of people that have hair like snakes, black people included, and we have some wild styles. I can't be offended because I know my hair has never and never will look like a pile of crazy snakes.

    I'm with seabead8 on this one. The chick obviously isn't black, so why would she drink her hair to nappiness? Lol. Where are the curly haired white people to shake their fists at this too?

    P.S. I don't think that she was unmarried because her hair was "ugly," I think it's the fact that it was made of snakes, and ones that went straight for the eyes. lol

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    lol I get what you guys are saying but it was just a commercial to me, i didnt pull a thing from it.

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    It was funny to me, and white people don't look good with snake hair.

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    It has nothing to do with black people's hair, but was still a stupid advert in the message it was sending . Quite liked the Gorgon hair, actually - it had personality!

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    I'm very much aware of what race she was. I...

    I feel where you're coming from, fashionista31.

    And I like how a YouTuber worded his/her response:

    "I know that the woman in this ad´╗┐ is Medusa, but minus the snakes, that hair looks a lot like the multiple braids or Latrelldlocks that are the chosen hairstyles of some Black females & males. Consequently, I'm very concerned that some Black children may get the (hopefully unintended) message from this ad that their hair is ugly and in need of taming, and that only straight or straightened hair is beautiful."

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    I feel where you're coming from, fashionista31.And I like how...

    That exactly what I was getting at~

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    So there can never be any depictions of Medusa ever again because little Black children's self esteem will be injured by a false interpretation of images?

    I'm more concerned about the Black mothers who use all types of negative language to describe their children's hair. Anyone ever read the Parenting forum????

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    The Medusa myth has nothing to do with Black people...

    ITA. I would never have thought anything about hair and beauty standards after seeing this had someone not mentioned it in this thread, LOL.

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    So there can never be any depictions of Medusa ever...

    *logging on quickly* LOLOL.. chacha - I don't think you meant this to be funny.. but it was to me..

    My thoughts..

    * The premise is stupid.. Drink milk and your hair will be fly.. is just stupid no matter the hair type..

    * I am a kinky haired black woman.. and I honestly thought it was a stretch to say that this looks like locs.. Most locs I see are straight down.. not curled up in defined silky smooth even ropes on the head.. and certainly not with snapping jaws at the end.. It just looked like snakes.. it did not resemble kinky hair at all to me..

    *okay logging off.. goodnight ladies..*

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    Coming from a 14 year old I didn't think anything about nappy hair when I watched the commercial. I would've never thought of it that way had I not read the forum answers pulling something out of nothing.

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    *logging on quickly* LOLOL.. chacha - I don't think you...

    Lol, basically!

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