It's Hair Loss Support At Its Best
Last night on Jay Leno he did a bit about why products at the 99 cent store might be 99 cents. He showed a "fashion doll", somewhat like a Barbie, and after he opened it, showed why it was only 99 cents.
The doll only had long hair around the outline of its scalp, and was otherwise bald. He joked perhaps one could do a Donald Trump comb over...the usual yuks.
Then he stated "Maybe its an Alopecia doll I don't know".
I found this incredibly insensitive and insulting. I have a sense of humor and I have often made jokes about my bald head. But, the Alopecian community has worked hard at trying to get Alopecia dolls made so that kids who have it have something that resembles them.
Of course the audience laughed, and I'll bet most of them don't know what Alopecia is. The sad part is that there are a lot of us who at one point looked like that doll and I find no humor in that.
You can see the clip here:
Let's write and complain to NBC!
(Thank you to Lili for posting about this on Facebook, where I saw it first.)