Oprah’s Natural Mane Sparks Controversy
Despite Bill Cosby’s warning, Oprah has done it. She’s gone natural and is sporting it on the September 2012 cover of “O, The Oprah Magazine.”
Oprah didn’t closely crop her tresses – to Camille Cosby’s length – as she told Bill Cosby she aspired to. But, because it made her feel “unencumbered,” Oprah is brandishing an “as I am” mane – sans blow dryer, flat iron, and ostensibly other straighteners.
This is the first time in O Magazine’s twelve year history that Oprah has gone au natural for the cover. While it reportedly is freeing for her, it is being met with controversy.
The cover showcases Oprah with Type 2.5 or 3 hair, one of the looser curled types of African American hair. At People Style Watch, this prompted the commenter to ask if one of Oprah’s parents possessed non-kinky hair.
Disgruntled with the celebration of that hair type, they further asserted that most black women don’t have that type of hair.
Clearly, Oprah deemed her natural coif perfect for this, O’s Makeover Issue. This is one makeover that is going viral.