Victoria Secret And ASOS Get Dragged For The Way They Styled This Black Model’s Relaxed Hair

Black Twitter is the mvp online. From poignant hashtags like #BlackLivesMatter to hilarious ones that have us rolling like #blacksalonproblems. But you don’t want black twitter to be mad at you. Really you don’t. Just ask Shea moisture, Kendell Jenner, Vicki Johe, Remy Ma, Pepsi… the list goes on.

Recently black twitter came for Victoria Secret for how they styled the model Zuri Tibby’s relaxed hair. The tweet that started it all was by user @CrowedByChina, the tweet has since been deleted but not before receiving over 5000 retweets:

Black lives matter! Say her name! We gotta help sis out!!! VICTORIA GOT SIS F****D UP! pic.twitter.com/V0JSNOnPgw

— SoulFUL Sunflower. (@CrownedByChina) June 6, 2017

The tweet was probably deleted for using the term “black lives matter” in jest when commonly it’s used for matters of police brutality which is no laughing matter. Yet as always with black twitter, people ran with the theme calling out other brands. ASOS was next:


Here are some of the sentiments echoed in the post:

Still, to be fair some of the hairstyles of the model on Victoria Secret’s site are actually pretty cute.

What do you think, are they wrong for calling out Victoria Secret for the hairstyles?

About Alma Ruddock


I’m Alma Ruddock, the founder and editor-in-chief of Blackhairinformation.com. I stumbled on a hair care forum back in 2008 frustrated with my breaking relaxed hair and the information that I found there changed the fate of my hair, and quite possibly my life, forever! I immediately started to transition to natural hair and started BlackHairInformation.com as a way to help both myself and other women of color achieve their dreams of long healthy hair. I have now achieved my goal length and I continue to help others achieve their dreams too. My three passions are hair, art and entrepreneurship and I love to be able to bring my unique view on hair growth and successful hair journeys to our readers. I am an eternal optimist and workaholic. In addition to BHI I have founded quite a few other websites and businesses including Elongtress Hair Vitamins and Urban Gyal which all fall under the umbrella of my company Coils Media Ltd.

About Alma Ruddock


I’m Alma Ruddock, the founder and editor-in-chief of Blackhairinformation.com. I stumbled on a hair care forum back in 2008 frustrated with my breaking relaxed hair and the information that I found there changed the fate of my hair, and quite possibly my life, forever! I immediately started to transition to natural hair and started BlackHairInformation.com as a way to help both myself and other women of color achieve their dreams of long healthy hair. I have now achieved my goal length and I continue to help others achieve their dreams too. My three passions are hair, art and entrepreneurship and I love to be able to bring my unique view on hair growth and successful hair journeys to our readers. I am an eternal optimist and workaholic. In addition to BHI I have founded quite a few other websites and businesses including Elongtress Hair Vitamins and Urban Gyal which all fall under the umbrella of my company Coils Media Ltd.

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Comments

  1. Vicky West Pearson

    Come on now. Can’t have it both ways. We say we wanna wear our hair in its natural state all over your head in all its glory without any kind of shape or clear definition just full and free and frizzy and dare someone to say something about it but then get mad when someone else styles someone of color like that. Bye Felicia.

  2. Quadriyyah Haywood

    Those tacky a** people who work for that company knew what they where doing. They are not blind “Ray Charles” could see that’s a mess. May he Rest In Peace that’s why I hate when, it’s a company that doesn’t represent any black artistry. Because they want to make us as African Americans look like clowns ✌.

  3. Johnna Williams Nash

    If they was going for the Bed Head look it would have been Bonnets and wraps… what Victoria’s Secret should have done is been overly sexual like they always are.. with all the models and made bed head look nicely and unrealistic as all their advertisement… stop shopping and buying with just anybody…

  4. Claire Line

    I know she signed a contract, so she feels like she’s stuck. However, Tyra used to say that she would go against a look that they had for her and she’s very established model she should rebel a little.

  5. Rosy Rose

    Women always want to “drag” these very companies they go and rush to when they see SALE. They will be right in line for PINK.

  6. Antricia King

    My race are only making those who hate us rich, I have never and will never support that line

  7. Yana Morris

    Thats what our hair looks like after working out… which is why I went BACK natural

  8. Mindy James

    OMG!!! I’d rather see her natural! This is everyday life. I’m glad there is a model out there who would rather show the world who she really is instead of the fake made up portrayal of women. She IS who our daughters should be looking up to. Not the plastic surgery fakes that exist no of days.

  9. Laydee Love

    I think the only one that makes any sense for her hair to be like that is of the sports bra . looks like maybe she was working out and it came loose some the others make no sense

  10. Shuga Johnson

    Should have been #teamnatural. Only a moisturizer away from a fly hairdo when it’s kinky curly

  11. Melissa Juanita

    The model cannot change what was done to her hair because it wasn’t her vision. The hairstylist/styling team are the ones to blame. Wow lol Victoria’s isn’t bad tho.

  12. Anthea Boyd

    Why the models didn’t say anything? Did the models have a problem with it?….if her hair was longer it would have looked better I’ve seen white models with messed up hairstyles.

  13. Love Ivory

    Bihhhhhhhhhhh’mmm they stay trying to taint Black Girl Magic with their f**kery. Like come. On. Y’all don’t want us to shine and the hell with them models for allowing it. B**chhh, I would’ve at least did a twist out. Puff. French braids. Something !

  14. Keynia Westerman

    I mean I understand everyone saying that’s how people look for the beach….until I looked at the pictures for the other models who had clearly had their hair curled VS style. They obviously didn’t really care enough to at least make sure the pieces of Zuri’s hair were Bobby pinned to make sure she looked a little more presentable..I mean after all it’s Victoria’s Secret not a Walmart shoot.

  15. Linda Manning

    Bless her heart, she still had to pose and smile with this B.S. on her head! They were dead wrong for that!!

  16. Barbara Njira

    I think I am missing something. Were they to put ornaments in her hair or like put it in an elaborate style for a swimsuit photoshoot? Were they to apply contour and blush and highlighter and whatnot for the shoot? I think she looks beautiful, simple, just like I, a regular black girl, will look when I wear the damn swimsuit. We complain when models set too high standards on beauty and we complain when they’re regular smh.

  17. Taz Judge

    Looks proper greasy as well, I’ve genuinely never experienced greasy hair apart from that time I covered it in a big tub of Vaseline lol

  18. Jay Webster

    If there were any black men on the set I blame them lol I would have been like wait one MF’ing minute! If y’all don’t fix her damn hair. Y’all got her out here looking like she lost and forgotten!!!

  19. Jackie R Wilson

    She should have opened her mouth or refused the job, bc there no way I’m going to look a hot mess & smile about it. V.S is definitely NOT for us! Apparently this is the way they view black women

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