In an encore presentation of her CBS show The Talk that aired Aug. 30, Underwood railed against “nappy” “Afro” hair during a discussion about Project Runway host Heidi Klum saving her children’s hair after it had been cut. Klum and her former husband, black British singer Seal, have children with “huge Afros,”according to Underwood.
Upon hearing that Klum saves their hair, Underwood responded, “Why would you save Afro hair?” She went on to imply that no one wants to save black people’s hair, adding that you never hear of a woman in a beauty shop asking for that “curly, nappy, beady” hair.
In contrast, Underwood praised her white co-host for saving her child’s hair because it was probably “some beautiful, long silky stuff.”
Actor-comedian Bill Cosby’s consistent effort to heap blame on poverty-stricken African-Americans for their plight without giving equal acknowledgment to the role of institutional racism, would likely qualify him as an Uncle Tom.