Tessica Brown is allegedly set to fly out to Los Angeles for a free procedure worth $12.5k to remove the adhesive spray but what’s interesting is how she’s considering suing the glue company for their product literally doing what it’s meant to do.
In one of 2021’s main “what in the absolute f*ck” stories… For the past week and a half, internet users have been invested in Tessica Brown’s hair journey. Dubbed “Gorilla Glue Girl,” Brown went viral on social media when she shared a TikTok confessing that her hair had been stuck in the same style for a month after she used Gorilla Glue adhesive spray in her hair when she substituted it in place of normal hairspray. After heading to the ER for help dealing with the situation to what seems like no avail, TMZ reports that Tessica is heading to Beverly Hills this week for a lengthy procedure to remove the adhesive.
Update: ‘Gorilla Glue Girl’ flying to L.A. for procedure to remove the glue.
The doctor, who estimates it will take 2-3 days to complete, is performing the $12K operation for free. 🙏
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The outlet reports that Tessica got an offer from Dr. Michael Obeng to assist her with fixing her hair troubles. She is reportedly flying from Lousiana to Los Angeles Wednesday (February 10) to have the procedure done, and the good samaritan doc estimates it will take 2 or 4 days to completely remove all of the Gorilla Glue.
Sources tell TMZ that Dr. Obeng feels so bad he’s performing the procedure for free. This is no small gesture, as the outlet also reports the estimated cost of the procedure is $12,500. It looks as if Brown is not only seeking medical advice but legal, as well. According to TMZ, Brown has reportedly hired an attorney and is considering suing the brand because she allegedly claims their labels are misleading. Not long after the news was shared, Gorilla Glue took to their Twitter account to issue a statement about the controversy.
“We are aware of the situation and we are very sorry to hear about the unfortunate incident that Miss Brown experienced using our Spray Adhesive on her hair,” the company wrote in a statement shared in a text image post to Instagram. “This is a unique situation because this product is not indicated for use in or on hair as it is considered permanent. Our spray adhesive states in the warning label ‘do not swallow. Do not get in eyes, on skin or on clothing.'”
“It is used for craft, home, auto or office projects to mount things to surfaces such as paper, cardboard, wood, laminate and fabric,” they continued. They added in the caption, “We are very sorry to hear about the unfortunate incident that Miss Brown experienced using our Spray Adhesive on her hair. We are glad to see in her recent video that Miss Brown has received medical treatment from her local medical facility and wish her the best.”
Do you think she has a case if she sues or is she out of luck?