Hey Girl. Hey. What’s going on? Still out there being a media mogul and all? Yeah, Sis! You betta werk. You’re on your way to being the next Oprah. Possibly. Maybe. Just say your prayers every night then rise n’ grind. As for me, I’m cool, just doing the things I do, trying to make my mama proud and not catch any charges.
I’m writing you today because I’ve spent the better part of the last 18 hours trying to figure out just WhatTheF is up with the makeup and hair tutorials on your TypeF.com website. Those videos are everything that is wrong in the world, my sister. Beyond atrocious. Tyra, have you seen that bullshyt? HAVE YOU?!?! I am absolutely appalledI refuse to believe you signed off on any of it. Based the About Us section of TypeF.com, part of which I will quote for you here:
“typeF.com is a groundbreaking fashion and beauty platform that offers women the personalized style know-how they are looking for, when and where they want it, at home or on the go. Inspired by Tyra Banks and her mission to redefine beauty, typeF.com is a community built on the celebration of diversity and the ideal of empowering women to be their very best.”
It says “inspired by Tyra Banks”. Now, in all the years I’ve been a fan of yours and following your career I’ve never really known you to allow your name or likeness to be associated with anything less amazing and positive. That’s why I’m a fan of yours! But Girlfriend, ain’t NOTHING positive or amazing about this eyebrow tutorial:
There is no way on this good green Earth this should be posted and labeled as “professional look” anywhere on the Innanets. How is this an eyebrow tutorial and that lady’s eyebrows couldn’t even be bothered to show up to the set? That lady looks like Pennywise.
I simply cannot, Tyra. You know you know better.
And what disturbs me the most are the natural hair tutorials on TypeF:
Girl, what in the whole hell was that?? Did you hear all that breakage happening as she raked her DRY HAIR with that paddle brush?? Natural or not, when brushing one’s hair, it should not sound like 1000 ashy negroes snapping their fingers. AND WHERE ARE HER EDGES? In the Federal Witness Protection Program with Naomi’s?? She is supposed to be “teaching” somebody something? Girl, bye. All she taught me is how utterly ridiculous she is. As a hardcore Naturalista myself, I find this tutorial to be laughable. Laughable, disrespectful, dangerous and IRRESPONSIBLE. Plain not thinkin’. Every video this so called “hair stylist” posted is chocked full of fcukshyt. Tyra, there are literally HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS of women who turn to Youtube for video tutorials to learn how to do their own hair and makeup, trying to look their very best. For TypeF to be posting this kind of unforgivable aesthetic ass-hattery…it just has “IDGAF” written all over it, signed by you. I am very offended!!! I expect so much better from ANYTHING associated with Tyra Lynne Banks!
Explain yourself, Tyra. How can you allow this to be representative of your brand? I forgave you for giving some of the ANTM girls some horrible weaves over the years because over the years you’ve generally done well by those aspiring models. I even looked the other way when some of the episodes of your talk show were a little more ratchet than I could stand, because I believe in you, Tyra! I was rooting for you! We were ALL ROOTING FOR YOU!!!
But anyway, this TypeWTF foolishness I cannot and will not understand. I can’t get behind this at all and I need to know how a woman like you, who says she cares SO MUCH about young girls can endorse this level of flaming hot mess. I had to be convinced that those videos were not part of a parody account of some sort. Good Lord. Either take those videos down and get some REAL natural hair and makeup vloggers to contribute to the site (and there are A’PLENTY) or take your good name off of it. It is currently the laughing stock of the Internet and I for one am CTFU.
With love, hope, charity and NO INTENTIONS on taking that site seriously,