Tiffany Haddish Doesn’t Agree With Wearing Bonnets At The Airport: It’s About Respecting Yourself
The debate on whether bonnets should be worn in public continues as Tiffany Haddish joins the conversation.
Comedienne and actress Mo’Nique started the debate last month when she said black women should not wear bonnets (or pajamas) in public.
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Tiffany Haddish told journalist D’Shonda Brown for Hello Beautiful during a Zoom conversation on body positivity that she agrees with Mo’Nique to an extent – such as wearing bonnets in the airport.
“Now some people do be wearing things that I don’t think they should be wearing. Mo’Nique was talking about the bonnets in the airport and all that stuff, and I agree with her on that. You spend all this money for an airplane ticket, you might as well get dressed up because you never know. I was always taught to make sure your drawers are clean and you look decent, especially when you’re moving and traveling around because if something happens to you when they got to cut your clothes off, you want to be decent. It’s about respecting yourself.”
Still, she added,
“I ain’t going to lie to you, I run out in the streets in my bonnet sometimes just to run to the store real quick but we got to have some dignity in ourselves. When you dress a certain way, it tells people how you feel about yourself.”
She spoke on her own confidence and said,
“I stopped caring about beauty standards probably like seven or eight years ago, but then things take off and you have to do the red carpet. When you see me on regular days, I have no makeup, I‘m comfortable in basic. When my body started getting bigger, I became uncomfortable. Anything that changes on my body is because I physically put the work in. I did the walking. I did the running. I did the pushups. I did the whatever. I built up my muscles and everything. That’s the healthy way to go about it. I changed my diet a little bit, drank lots more water, and just figuring out what works for my body.”