‘Black-ish’ Star Marsai Martin Claps Back on Trolls Who Criticized Her Hair at BET Awards

Marsai Martin
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Somebody decided to try Marsai Martin during the 2020 BET Awards when the 15-year-old actress presented the Best Female Hip-Hop Artist award to Megan Thee Stallion. Like most of the presenters of the show, the starlet filmed her presentation from home. She donned a long, blonde wig for the event, but apparently, Twitter found an issue with her look and even her teeth.

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Her wig unit was compared to something a grandmother would wear. And many took issue with her teeth, calling them veneers.


Though she was surprised by the negative feedback, the actress had the perfect response. She posted a video on Instagram, where she somberly states, “I’m sorry to anyone I’ve offended or haven’t gotten to your expectations about how I’m supposed to be. I apologize. I never want to hurt anyone’s feelings or have anyone worry about what my decisions are.”

Marsai appeared to cry and sniffle before grabbing a $100 bill to blow her nose. She then waited a beat to let her fans marinate in the foolishness of it all. She concludes, “Y’all, we’re in quarantine, and we’ve got more things to focus on than just my hair. Justice for Breonna Taylor.”

We couldn’t agree more, Marsai!

See the star’s full response below!

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