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Woeful Wig

October 18, 2010

Blogs and more are on fire with the buzz of department store Kohl’s selling a Halloween wig called “Ghetto Fab Wig”.  People have even been airing out there issue with this wig on Kohl’s facebook page.  I first read about this at Natural Selection where blogger Cassadie gave this wig the “side eye” and I have to agree that selling this wig was a terrible decision on Kohl’s part.  In fact, naming this wig was a terrible decision on the manufacturer’s part.

Kohl’s is one of the more recognizable sources selling this wig, but it is actually being offered online from various sources (like Beso and Costume Express) and most likely some smaller shops as well.

Why is a curly Afro called “ghetto fab”?

2 Comments leave one →
  1. Merc permalink
    October 19, 2010 1:34 pm

    I think this is an over reaction. Aren’t running the risk of being over sensitive? Ghetto Fab is hardly offensive! We should be embrassing this as recognition of the fact that curly (afro) hair exists and is glamorous.

    • Regina permalink*
      October 19, 2010 1:56 pm

      Hi Merc. No, I don’t think myself or anyone else is being overly sensitive. Honestly, I’m usually the last person to get my “feathers all ruffled”. I love seeing Afro textured hair showcased, but why did this hair have to be called ghetto? It looks like a regular mop of super curly hair styled in an Afro. What is so ghetto about that? The wig could have easily just been called fab or glamorous. Everyone has a right to their own opinion but someone calling my puff “ghetto fab” would not be a compliment.

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