Is Gorilla Glue Girl story still a thing? Well, even though a few months old, the story of Tessica Brown replacing an ultra-firm-hold hairspray with Gorilla Glue to “snatch her hair” teaches us a thing or two. Brown used industrial superglue on her head to later end up at the hospital and even get fundraised for permanently gluing her hair to her scalp. Gorilla Glue Girl, intentionally or not, embarrassed herself online and earned a thing or two – compassion, money, and followers on social media.
January was an interesting month for a 40-year-old Tessica Brown. She ran out of her hairspray and thought something else would do the trick – an industrial adhesive, Gorilla Glue. And yes, she was stuck with it for a month. Her hair (or the weird concoction that it turned into on her scalp) didn’t budge. And here is where we get a bit judgemental – she made a video on TikTok about it, asking for advice. People reached out, giving her advice to remove the glue with oils, rubbing alcohol, etc. Even the celebrities like Chance The Rapper supported her and offered compassion. Beyonce’s hairstylist offered her wigs.
ShouldQuestionable/Dumb Decisions Lead To Fame?
Aside from COVID-19 and the vaccines in the USA, everybody started talking about Brown, aka Gorilla Glue Girl. A grown woman who has intentionally put one of the world’s strongest adhesives to her hair has been fundraised by many, getting thousands of dollars to “fix her hair,” and she got verified on social media like Instagram. To make this situation even worse, some content creators accused Brown of “purposefully chasing clout and blowing the hair thing out of proportion” just to put Gorilla Glue on other parts of their body to “prove it was all a scam.” Some of those attempts ended in the ER, again. This poses a few questions among us, RadCreators:
Have we really lost our common sense that much so we feel it’s okay to use on our skin things that are clearly not meant for it and feel the need to record it and ask for help online? How many people are willing to risk their health and well-being for views and likes? What does it really mean to me “famous” these days?
Some people express sympathy towards Tessica Brown. Some people ridicule her on a daily basis, like on Saturday Night Live, for example. Meanwhile, she is getting interviewed months later, saying how she doesn’t want to be remembered as Gorilla Glue Girl.
We can, at least, learn a couple of things from the Gorilla Glue fiasco. Read the labels carefully and use common sense, Rad boys and girls. And no, not everyone who does something meaningful is famous. Memorable for a while maybe, meaningful – no. Do not sacrifice the health of your hair, bottoms, or any other body parts, for some spotlight. And overall, just don’t do stupid shit like this, please.