Chris Rock’s Documentary ‘Good Hair’ From 12 Years Ago Resurfaces On The Internet
The 2009 documentary explores the importance of hair in the identities of black women
It’s been a day and a half since the controversial slapping incident at the Oscars, involving Will Smith and Chris Rock. While the internet is still engaged in a tug-of-war on who was right or wrong in the situation, a new discovery has surfaced which puts Chris Rock’s G.I. Jane joke in an even worse light.
Back in 2009, Rock produced, co-wrote and narrated a documentary called ‘Good Hair,’ after his daughter asked him, “Daddy, why don’t I have good hair?” The film, as per its synopsis, “explores” the way hairstyles impact the activities, pocketbooks, sexual relationships, and self-esteem of the black community.”
In the documentary, you can see Chris Rock engaging in a conversation with different hair care professionals, and exploring how hair plays a big part in a black women’s identity. Twitter users were quick to point out the contrast in Rock’s part in the documentary to the joke he made on Jada Pinkett Smith’s medical condition.
As expected, reactions of fans ranged from confused, sad and just angry.