“It may be fashionable, but it’s pitiable to walk around with a $5,000 hairstyle on a $5 head”.
The comment, made by President of the West Jamaica Conference of Seventh-day Adventists, Pastor Glen Samuels left some persons angry and sparked a nationwide debate.
He made the controversial statement while he delivered the main address at the annual National Prayer Breakfast last week.
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His remarks were not well received by social commentator and member of the Women’s Advocacy Group, 51% coalition, Judith Wedderburn.
She stated: “It is unfortunate that he chose to make the comparison that he did. First of all it is an unwise generalization to assume that a woman who has a $5,000 hairdo on her head, does have a $5 head. A $5 head is a most denigratory way to describe a woman’s capacity.It is just not wise, and I was offended by it.”
She also stated kind of generalization does not help women in communities facing a variety of odds.
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