I’ve got to admit, I’m a bit surprised to see a man who claims to love black people on a show dedicated to his “feminist” friends.
“My friend is a black woman,” he says.
“And I love black women.
That’s why I’m in this show.
Thats why I like them.
So, yeah, I am a feminist.
But I also think that the white girl on the show should get out of the way.”
But he has a point: “Black women are the only people in this world that don’t deserve to have their hair cut,” he continues.
“The only reason they don’t get it cut is because white people make it happen.”
But why do so many white women get cut, too?
And is this the way we treat black women?
A little over two weeks after he launched his new show, I was invited to go on a road trip with him.
We left the country in a red Ford Taurus with a sticker on the driver’s side that read “Hollywood, CA”.
“This is where you have the greatest chance of finding a white girl in Hollywood,” he said.
“It’s like, ‘What the fuck are you doing?’
I was like, I have a fucking dream.
There’s this whole stereotype of white women in Hollywood.”
The next day, I called the number on his driver’s licence, but the number wasn’t working.
“Is that your girlfriend?”
“No,” he replied.
“Well, you’re not going to be getting a white woman to cut your hair.”
The first day of filming was so much fun, he joked, that we had to do it again the next day.
But that was the first night that he told me that he had actually seen black women cut his hair.
“I saw a black girl cut my hair,” he exclaimed, laughing.
“They’re going to cut it off and say, ‘It’s your hair, it’s your choice.'”
I asked him why he was so confident that black women would want to be cut his way.
“Because I have my own daughter,” he told us.
“She is the same age as me, so I’m not going around and asking white girls to cut my daughter’s hair.
That is not what I want.
I want black women to have a choice.
I think it’s time to start asking these white girls, ‘Okay, do you want to get cut?
Do you want your hair cut?’ “