An Apologetic Sheryl Underwood Reveals Her Natural Hair On The Talk

Posted on Sep 14, 2015 | 02:25pm
This season of The Talk, it's all about digging deeper—and getting personal.

On Monday's premiere episode, Sheryl Underwood decided that she was ready to open up about something near and dear to her heart. She took the opportunity to display her natural hair and apologize for comments she made on The Talk in 2013 about natural African American hair.

"To come out of the mouth of a very proud black woman—I was wrong. I wanted to take the time to apologize, especially in the forum that this discussion occurred," Sheryl explained of her previous statements.

Sheryl went into detail about how the audience reacted to her comments that day. She quoted some of the comments people wrote online and explained how that made her feel. She apologized, saying she felt she owed it to both her community—and to viewers.

"I was wrong and I wanted to take the time to apologize,” Sheryl told the audience. “I made a big mistake—I am so sorry to my community and for my people for hurting you and I'm asking you for forgiveness."

Julie Chen went on to read a statement from Sheryl, "I want to apologize for my recent attempt at humor that missed the target and hit my people squarely in the heart. To all of you, I say I'm very sorry for my failed attempt at humor surrounding something that is very sensitive to us, our hair."

Watch the full clip of Sheryl Underwood's apology below: