I actually saw this episode. Apparently this woman was NOT the only one frustrated and irritated by Chris Rock's foolishness called humor. Oprah stated that quite a few women, both black and white wrote in to express their concerns.
The heart of the issue is a feminine issue from women of both races. Chris Rock has no business or agenda that supports research or digging into the secrets and core of women products&hair. It is about as sensitive as discussing our personal hygeniene products and menstrual cycles. You just do NOT do it, it is none of a man's business. It is a downright intrusion on our personal space., so to speak.Now, fast forward. As a black woman, we find it to be EVEN more of a intrusion, because of the inferior standing that whites have placed on us in corporate america and mainstream society. If you suggest to them that we have PERSONAL hangups and esteem issues with our hair.., as many choose to ASSUME, then you in fact compromise both our pride,integrity and our varied REASONS for choosing to weave.For example, many women have thinning issues related to Medicine side affects, cancer, female baldness, thyroid and lupus, as well as alopecia. All of these things cause loss of hair. Men inherit loss of hair and balding, and have the choice to SHAVE their heads. Women are frowned upon when they shave their heads. So weave , for many is a NEED.As a stylist i can tell you that MANY women prefer to NEVER discuss their choice , to weave or not to weave.Still for others it is a personal choice of maintenance, style, color change, and accesorizing. Many salons, (as does mine) offer a personal room and private room for weaving. Women are NOT trying to INVITE the male world into this process.And to have a man, a male, expose this in a comedic fashion, a form of mockery, is deplorable. It's extremely tacky, and invading, coming from a MALE!Chris Rock's response was baseless, empty, and totally void of understanding. He just did NOT get where this woman was coming from. He, as many rappers, and successful black role models., have become numb to everyday coroporate America. To respond by saying that white people are not thinking about us. , or our weave was totally besides the point. He missed the point. Typical male. Which means , and proves that men should never IMPEDE themselves into female matters.