As Messy As It Looks? Controversy Swirls Around Pictures Of A J. Crew Model With A "Messy" Bun

People aren't feeling the look she was serving.

Photo Credit: Photo: J. Crew

| November 13 2017,

1:54 pm

A picture of a black J. Crew model has been circulating the Internet and causing confusion for some, and outrage for others. 

The advertisement shows a black model with unkempt hair, attempted to be pulled into a bun. We all know that black folks don't play about our hair. And while natural hair is beautiful, people felt like this was doing a disservice rather than showcasing our natural beauty.

Some people pushed the issue that black girls aren't allowed to have a messy look in the same way that their white counterparts are without it being a big deal. 

However, maybe the bigger issue is a lack of black stylists who know how to make even a "messy look" on black hair look good.

Model Mari Henny took to Instagram to let people know that she didn't have a problem so we shouldn't either.


J. Crew has also since provided an apology.