Tessica Brown can finally rejoice! After a month-long grueling ordeal with Gorilla Glue on her scalp, it’s finally been loosened, and can now breathe. Brown’s initial introduction to the masses was due to a video upload to her social media that has now been viewed over 4 million times. Social media just couldn’t get enough of her journey.
“Y’all look. My hair, it don’t move,” Brown said while touching her glued down hair, slicked back into a ponytail. “I’ve washed my hair 15 times and it don’t move,” she explained. The story quickly went viral, and Tessica’s social media follower count began to grow exponentially. Her Instagram account is now close to 1 million followers.
the tl is now the ER waiting room and we are all waiting for updates on our girls gorilla glue situation pic.twitter.com/vPGceI53mC— ميمي (@karakandcookies) February 5, 2021
A GoFundMe account was soon set up to achieve funds of $1500. Donations would swiftly pour in which would supersede the amount by thousands. After countless efforts of trying to remove the glue, including a trip to the emergency room, and using olive, tea tree, coconut and other oils to no avail, she received a major blessing by way of a plastic surgeon.
Dr. Michael Obeng, a Beverly Hills plastic surgeon, flew Brown to Los Angeles to have the procedure taken care of. Brown was able to successfully have the adhesive removed after extensive surgery for free, a no-doubt happy ending to a terrible story. Although she’s received a lot of support, not everyone has been supportive.
Some people began to flood her comment section with criticisms. “At this point, I feel like this was all for money girl bye,” commented one. Another writes, “Drop the lawsuit though…, that’s a bit silly.”
One fan asked a question that mirrored the thoughts of a few others: “Are you going to give the gofundme money back to those who donated since your surgery is free,” questioned the user.
Love and Hip Hop: Miami castmate Sukihana tweeted her thoughts on the story as well, commenting on Brown’s natural hair. “All that surgery just to have 4 inches of hair on your head? You should [have] just cut it off sis,” she wrote.
Brown spoke on the criticism she had been receiving from social media in an interview recently with Entertainment Tonight. Sharing with the outlet that she took to social media initially to receive help out of desperation, but now wishes she could take it back. “I told my son today, ‘I wish I could just go back,’ because I’m over it. I’m over it,” she admits. “I’m usually the person that I don’t care what people say. I just move at my own pace. I don’t care what people say, but it’s just getting to the point where people are on TV saying stuff about me.”
She continued, “If you knew me, you wouldn’t say half the stuff they are saying. Then somebody said, ‘Oh, she’s just put that on her head on purpose just to get to here.’ Who in their right mind would say, ‘Oh well, let me just spray this in my head and become famous overnight?’ Never!…Who would want them to do that? I needed somebody to tell me how to take this off, that’s all it was.”