"Cyniquian" Level Poster
Post Number: 14185
|Posted on Tuesday, October 13, 2009 - 12:17 am: |
Is that an accurate quote attributed to Chris???? When he was on Oprah discussing this subject, he ridiculed how beauticians had a layaway plan for black women who couldn't afford to pay a lump sum for expensive weaves but I don't remember him making this other remark. He marvelled at how a woman making $30,000 a year as a customer service rep for a utility company would spend her money flying across country 3 or 4 times a year to NY, where the best weavers are located, just to have a weave that cost over a $1000 to put in. That's not funny; that's foolish.
Excerpts from the movie also shown on Oprah's featured men being interviewed by Chris in a barbershop, saying they didn't dare run their fingers through their partners' hair during sexual foreplay because black women didn't want anybody dislodging the tracks of their expensive hair pieces.
In his routines Chris regularly exaggerates the truth for the sake of a laugh and when he does, the sheer absurdity of what he says does draw a laugh. I'd agree, however, that the statement in question is not funny because it is too much of a stretch. Anytime you have to analyse why something is supposed to be funny, - it misses the mark.
In his Sun-Times review of "Good Hair", famed critic Roger Ebert, who implied that he was relying on feed-back from his black wife, complained that there were quite a few inaccuracies in the movie, - scenarios injected just for laughs. One was how lye is used in perm solutions when, although this was once true, it no longer is. He further chided Chris for glossing over how many white women also get hair extensions and that most of them color their hair.
"Vanity, thy name is woman"!