Over the last month, the Internet has been held captive by the sage of Tessica Brown, or Gorilla Glue Girl, a woman who applied super-strength adhesive Gorilla Glue to her hair when she ran out of her usual hair product.
The mistake Brown made was very serious: her hair was sealed tight for over a month before she posted a TikTok about it that went viral.
Finally, she was liberated by a Beverly Hills doctor, who managed to remove the glue and save Brown’s scalp with a mixture of oils and acetone after putting her under a mild sedative.
It was a hard story to escape.
Which is why it’s kind of baffling that another person on TikTok has started posting about having sprayed Gorilla Glue in their hair and needing to go to the hospital and raise money to get it out. TikToker @avanireyes shared her first post a few days ago, showing her comb break as she tries to work it through the glue:
She went on to try the hospital staff, saying the glue was burning.
“I’m on my way to the hospital right now, my scalp is burning,” says Avani. “I need to go to the hospital so they can remove this Gorilla Glue. I have no idea what to do. I tried washing it, it doesn’t come off.”
Apparently, they didn’t know what to do, advising she try different oils. Hasn’t there been some memo issued to hospital staff everywhere about this new scourge?
People have asked why Avani would do this, but all she’s said is that it’s an accident:
Don’t put gorilla in your hair #gorillapain
She also started a GoFundMe, which one very sympathetic person donated $3,000 to. This prompted Avani to say she’d be going to Los Angeles to have the glue removed, but not when.
Reply to @.lmfaohannah
On Monday, she posted a video of what appears to be another attempt to remove the glue:
I don’t know if this is some sort of “scam” or what. It’s definitely getting her attention, but at what price? I don’t think the three thousand dollars is worth it, especially because she really might need to pay a professional to rescue her scalp. Ruined hair is one thing, infected head skin is quite another.