Tessica Brown is a Louisiana woman who decided to use Gorilla Glue to hold down her hair when she ran out of her normal hairspray. That did not go as planned and after her horrifically nightmarish mistake, she wound up in the hospital emergency room.
Now, she is considering a lawsuit because she interpreted the glue as being ‘multi-use’.
Brown is now stating that neither the hospital nor the Gorilla Glue company’s advice has helped in removing the hardened adhesive from her hair. The hospital tried acetone to remove it but it burned her scalp and just made the substance sticky before it hardened once again. Rubbing alcohol reportedly did not work either.
When the error in judgment by Brown first occurred, she got a lot of sympathy in some corners. However, now that she is considering suing, many suspect it is for the money and fame. She is a frequent user of TikTok and an Instagram poster who has gained notoriety with this stunt.
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Brown spent 22 hours in the emergency room and shocked hospital staff who couldn’t remove the product, according to sources at TMZ. She is reportedly considering hiring an attorney over the product’s ‘multi-use’ description.
“Bad, bad, bad idea,” Brown said in the original TikTok video. The video went viral and has now been seen more than 20 million times.
“My hair, it don’t move. You hear what I’m telling you? It don’t move,” she said in the original viral video.
Gorilla Glue answered Brown after the incident: “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 emphasized that the product “is not indicated for use in or on hair as it is considered permanent.”
Unfortunately, that reply does not seem to have satisfied Brown.
An attorney, Exavier Pope responded on Twitter: “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”
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
Brown’s hair has been plastered in place now for a month after coating it with the extra-strong, permanent superglue.
The glue is reportedly meant to be used on wood, laminate, paper, fabric, and cardboard. Not hair.
A number of celebrities including Chance The Rapper had offered Brown support.
“I’m glad mfs actually supporting her thru this,” he told his 8.2 million Twitter followers. “When I watched the video the second time it was hard to laugh cause I could tell shorty genuinely didn’t know she had put one of the worlds most powerful adhesives in her sh*t. I hope she recovers well.”
However, social media turned on Brown after users got wind that she was pondering lawyering-up.
“I tried hard to feel bad for the gorilla glue girl but I don’t. She 40 years old,” anaelleeeh tweeted.
Trish “Trump’s goose is cooked” the Dish pointed out the obvious: “Just shows our education system is a disaster.”
Steven commented: “facts, plus it’s kinda common sense that gorilla glue is ya know… glue.” Many certainly agree with that statement.
Pope responded to his own tweet after apparent backlash for his support:
Message to me:
“there’s a lot of antiblackness and elitism in the comments”
Y’all hate your own. Try to eat your own. Stop that shit
— 𝐄𝐱𝐚𝐯𝐢𝐞𝐫 𝐏𝐨𝐩𝐞 (@exavierpope) February 8, 2021
But Own It wins the day for clarifying and crystalizing what is going on here: “Not only did she know that she was using hardware glue, she initially refused medical treatment and now she’s milking it by getting her Instagram verified and being represented by management company.”
Brown has raised over $13,000 on GoFundMe to ostensibly help with her plight. According to the New York Post, a Beverly Hills plastic surgeon named Dr. Michael Obeng is also offering to remove the glue for free. Brown is reportedly flying to see the doctor for the procedure on Wednesday.
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