While the whole world was concerned about Gorilla Glue Girl. A 48-year-old Beverlly Hills based, Ghanaian plastic surgeon looked into any possible solutions. And Dr. Michael K. Obeng proceeded to help by doing the $12,500 procedure for free.
Thank you so much, Dr. Obeng! This story has ended in a manner many had not predicted. Though the whole world was invested in her safety. None knew what could be done about the powerful glue in her hair. That was until Dr. Michael K. Obeng stepped in, with a free surgical procedure.
How did we get here?
In a previous article we talked about how: Tessica Brown, a 40-year-old, mother of 5: posted a video on Tik Tok. In it, she was seen talking about how she used Gorilla Glue in her hair. After that whole story went massively viral, many reported and blogged about Brown.
Afterwhich, Twitter users got heavily invested and concerned in the well-being and safety of Brown. 3-time Emmy Winner, Sunny Hostin even tweeted, “So many are being dismissive of #gorillagluegirl. Given the history of how black women are targeted and still battle the pervasive belief that our natural hair is unprofessional, unkempt, or in some way “a statement” pls show her some grace and understanding.”
Conclusion on the Gorilla Glue Girl
I am very happy and moved by the level of compassion and unity we all witnessed. Not just from Dr. Michael K. Obeng, but from the entire internet. Because of its anonymity, the internet can breed some dark trolls and users. None of that was present in the Gorilla Glue Girl ordeal. So, they might still be hope for humanity. Given the pandemic… and chaos all around us! We need more of that – hope. Now, more than ever.