Dubbed the Gorilla Glue Girl, Tessica Brown, 40, of Violet, Saint Bernard Parish, Louisiana, United States intentionally put Gorilla Glue spray adhesive on her hair to boost her social media following, some people believe. She denied the accusation.
On February 4, 2021, Brown took to TikTok to share a video of herself giving details of her hair ordeal. She said she ran out of Got2B hair spray so she applied Gorilla Glue spray adhesive on her hair, which she was not able to rinse off for a month already.
Brown wanted people to know that she did not purposely did that to her hair just to get attention. She told Entertainment Tonight, “Somebody said, ‘Oh, she’s just put that on her head on purpose just to get to here.'”
“Who in their right mind would say, ‘Oh, well, let me just spray this in my head and become famous overnight’?” Brown asked. “Never!”
After trying numerous home remedies, Brown failed to remove the glue from her hair. Going to the emergency room at St. Bernard Parish Hospital in Chalmette, St. Bernard Parish did not solve the problem either.
“Who would want them to do that?” Brown asked. “I needed somebody to tell me how to take this off. That’s all it was.”
Sources told TMZ that Brown spent 22 hours in the emergency room where healthcare workers put acetone on the back of her head, which only made the glue gooey before hardening back up. The sources also told the publication that she has hired a lawyer and she is weighing her legal options against Gorilla Glue.
Both allegations are not true, according to Brown. Meanwhile, Gorilla Glue took to Twitter to release a statement about her hair ordeal.
Being called the Gorilla Glue Girl does not help either, according to Brown. The mother of five said the nickname bothers her little girls when they go to school.
After going went viral on TikTok as the Gorilla Glue Girl, Brown created a YouTube account and posted her first video on February 7, 2021. She titled it “Full update Gorilla glue girl (Official).”