Pretty Little Liars actress Lucy Hale came under fire this week when she tweeted a photo of herself praising her “baby hairs.”
“The time my baby hairs came to good use at a shoot,” she captioned the image, which shows her her long bangs slicked down on each side of her head.
As you can see, Hale –who is white– has no baby hairs to speak of.
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The Internet exploded almost instantly, with many accusing Hale of cultural appropriation at most, and insensitivity, at least. Many wasted no time pointing out that the term “baby hairs” usually refers to small, fine hairs on latina or black women.
Sorry guys–I would never mean to offend anyone. Honestly, my bad. I wasn't thinking. ❤— Lucy Hale (@lucyhale) January 24, 2017
Hale has since deleted the tweet and later sent a follow-up, apologizing to those who took offense. “Sorry guys — I would never mean to offend anyone,” she wrote. “Honestly, my bad. I wasn’t thinking.