Yesha Callahan

White Woman Writer Calls Beyoncé’s Hair ‘Stringy’ & Gets Dragged on Twitter


Kim Kimble is the woman behind Beyoncé’s hair on the iconic September Vogue cover, but one writer felt the need to over examine Beyoncé’s hair in the form of an article for The Atlantic. And she’ll probably never comment on a black woman’s hair ever again.

And rightfully so.

Megan Garber’s article waxed on about how ‘unpretty’ Beyoncé’s hair is on the cover, and that the ‘stringy’ hair was some sort of political statement.

“Bey and Vogue are not necessarily recommending that the Normals of the world start rocking stringy hair […] They’re making a political statement disguised as an aesthetic one,” she writes. “Here is Beyoncé, whose brand is strong enough to withstand being photographed with stringy hair, suggesting that, for the rest of us, the best hairdos might be the ones that don’t require all the doing.”

Sure, I get the point. She’s trying to say that simple is better. Even though maybe not for Beyonce. I think. Hell, I don’t even know what she was trying to say, besides trying to garner some click bait traffic.

In any event, social media wasn’t having it:

Good thing Beyoncé didn’t wear a kinky wig. I’m sure Garber would have called it nappy.

Image Credits: Vogue

  1. August 15, 2015 - Reply

    Dear Megan Garber and other white folks,

    Please stay in your lane, because you have no idea what you’re talking about with regard to anything we do. Thanks, glad we had this talk.


    Black People Everywhere

    • August 15, 2015 - Reply

      @Adebisi's Hat


  2. August 15, 2015 - Reply

    Lol well its a wet weave so regardless it’ll look better than Megan’s oily mop.

    • August 15, 2015 - Reply


      And I’m sure it doesn’t smell of wet canine like certain folks wet hair ( clears throat)

    • August 16, 2015 - Reply


      LOL at Megan’s oily mop.

  3. August 15, 2015 - Reply

    That “stringy” hair looks good to me.

  4. August 15, 2015 - Reply

    It’s Beyonce’s hair and it’s her business on how she wants to present her hair. Some folks are trying to be slick. The writer was slick and folks called her out on it.

  5. August 15, 2015 - Reply

    The hairstyle is cute-ish. I would have liked it better with a little more wave definition at the crown and cheek.

  6. August 15, 2015 - Reply

    They just don’t learn, do they? They keep using their little nubby fingers continually throwing shade on Black women. Why don’t they just deal with the state of their wet stringy, dog-smelling hair and leave Beyonce’s hair alone.

    • August 15, 2015 - Reply


      The writer’s words scream jealousy on the part of the writer. The haters are known to throw shade on Black women, but the truth is that they do this since they know that they can never be black women at all.

      • August 15, 2015 - Reply

        Right on, Brother!

        • August 15, 2015 - Reply


          Thank you Sister. Real recognize real.

          • August 15, 2015 - Reply


            For sure, my brutha.

    • August 15, 2015 - Reply


      The only time I become part of the Beyhive is when some jealous white broad has the nerve to type something like this about her-lol.

      I see white women on the subway every day with wet, stringy hair flinging it –are they “unpretty” too or just in a rush, becky

      • August 15, 2015 - Reply


        Yeah, I know. Me too, Vintage. LOL! >>right here<< sista.

  7. August 15, 2015 - Reply

    Granted I don’t like the styling of this shoot (and I disagree with the author’s last sentence, I would have loved if Beyonce did wore a kinky wig so these people can seethe) but this lady needs to sit ALL the way down. I know she is not talking about stringy wet hair when “just got out of the shower/rolled out of bed/gel and moused to the heavens” are a staple go to style for a lot of white people and nobody says “boo” about it.

    • August 15, 2015 - Reply


      “just got out of the shower/rolled out of bed/gel and moused to the heavens”. Isn’t that their version of a ‘wash and go’? I never do a wash and go on my hair cos I literally cannot just ‘wash it and go’! I see most of them with this and my thought is that someone woke up late and was pressed for time lol

      • August 15, 2015 - Reply


        I think it is their version of a wash and go AfroCapricornette (love your user name BTW…lol). I agree, I rarely do wash and go because I don’t like wet hair or water dripping down or touching my neck/face (if I do them they have to be at least 70 to 80% dry before I walk out the door). But the fact that they do this and get a pass especially in magazine editorials and runway shows so I don’t see why this lady would have a problem with Beyonce doing the same look for Vogue.

        • August 15, 2015 - Reply


          Thanks dear. Yeah, I see the haute couture models (and I use that term lightly) and cover models with wet looking hair and I personally don’t like it on most people. That said, yup, they do get a pass (what’s new?!?) with that. Maybe this Megan person expected her in her usual lace front or whatever and was stunned by Queen Bey’s versatility and flawlessness. No, I’m not part of the Beyhive lol but I respect her talent and work ethic. Still, I try not to lose sleep on most trivialities they write tbh.

          • August 16, 2015 - Reply


            Agreed! Especially, with your last sentence because I feel like most of their write-up are intentionally to bait black people on social media and to get a media storm going so they then can try to claim faux innocence about it like they were the misguided victim….i.e. “the article about white women achieving Afros (now when has the majority of white women wanted Afros came from all of a sudden or the sudden rush to co-sign and defend K. Jenner and her right to wear cornrows or the Teen Vogue article about Locs, Twists and braids is back in style…*side eyeing all of this mess but they want to call Beyonce out*” these messy writers and publications know what they are doing.

            • August 16, 2015 - Reply


              Yup. I said it before on here. I strongly believe most (if not all) of these are intentional, to bait, like you said. Kylie Jenner??? Please! Why is that family taking over my newsfeed? I can’t read national and world news without seeing multiple posts of them popping up or scrolling on my screen smh. White women and Afros= Rachel Dolezal lol. The pic of the mixed chick with the twist out looked like Rachel’s wig.

          • August 16, 2015 - Reply


            They even have a hair styling product Bedhead.

      • August 16, 2015 - Reply


        Exactly, who does the bedhead and wet shower head and gets a pass?

    • August 16, 2015 - Reply


      And who gets the stringy hair business down more than them.

  8. August 15, 2015 - Reply

    TBH I wasn’t feeling the hairstyle either but I stand in solidarity on this one. Mind your gotdamb business lady when it comes to black hair.

  9. August 15, 2015 - Reply

    This kind of thing goes deeper than you know check out my videos on
    youtube called:

    “White Woman Says Black Women Resent and Hate Their
    Sons” Part 1, Part 2 and Part 3.

  10. August 16, 2015 - Reply

    I don’t care for the cover but it’s crazy to me how white folks are always watching and criticizing everything black folks do. If they are trying to highjack certain elements of our culture they are trying to dismiss us and say our lives don’t matter. WTF? They just need to stay in their lanes and mind their own business.

    • August 17, 2015 - Reply

      @Mary Burrell

      Whatchu talkin’ bout Mary? They BEEN watching and criticizing us! What’s different is that before a lot of us blacks were brainwashed to one degree or another, but now a lot of us are waking up to the bullshit and getting sick of it.

  11. August 16, 2015 - Reply

    OOOH! My queeens on clutch are hot like fish grease on here. Anyhow carry on with the dragging because i am loving it.

  12. August 16, 2015 - Reply

    Misguided attempt to get some clicks by Megan Garber, just like this articles writer said. Stop riding Beyonce’s D for some publicity!!!!!

  13. August 17, 2015 - Reply

    lmaoooooooooo im so done

  14. August 17, 2015 - Reply

    Get it Kim Kimble!!! She’s really on top of her game and hookin everybody’s tresses up

  15. August 17, 2015 - Reply

    I love, Love, LOVE the solidarity of the Sisterhood!

  16. August 20, 2015 - Reply

    The woman was clearly reaching. And trying to be shady at the same time.

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