A Louisiana woman who’s gone viral as the “Gorilla Glue Girl” is considering a lawsuit after spraying her hair with ultra-strong adhesive.
TMZ reports Tessica Brown has hired an attorney and is discussing possible litigation against Gorilla Glue. She reportedly spent 22 hours in the emergency room at a hospital after she used the company’s heavy-duty Spray Adhesive when she ran out of the hair spray she usually uses, Got2b Glued.
“I figured if I used the Gorilla Glue – you know, by the time I got home, I could have just washed it out,” she told a Toronto radio show. “But when I tried to wash it out, it didn’t move.”
Brown says her hair has been rock-solid for a month now, despite efforts to remove the glue with rubbing alcohol. TMZ reports her ER trip also failed to help, as healthcare workers tried acetone and it burned her scalp, only briefly softenening the glue before it hardened again.
The Cincinnati Enquirer reports Brown plans to continue trying to remove the glue with saline solution and nail polish remover at home.
Brown documented her struggles on TikTok, and videos have since been shared on other social media sites like Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.
Gorilla Glue, based in Ohio, said it was aware of her “unique situation” and cautioned that its spray adhesive is considered permanent and designed for use on craft, home, auto or office projects to mount things such as paper, cardboard, wood, laminate and fabric. The warning label also says “Do not swallow. Do not get in eyes, on skin, or on clothing.”
“We are very sorry to hear about the unfortunate incident that Miss Brown experienced using our Spray Adhesive on her hair,” a statement said Monday. “We are glad to see in her recent video that Miss Brown has received medical treatment from her local medical facility and wish her the best.”
TMZ reports Brown is arguing that the product’s warning label does not mention hair and thought the superglue was safe because it said “multi-purpose.”
Gorilla Glue, meanwhile, said its product “is not indicated for use in or on hair as it is considered permanent.”
Brown has raised more than $13,000 on GoFundMe to help cover her medical bills.
“I’m glad (people are) actually supporting her thru this,” Chance the Rapper tweeted. “When I watched the video the second time it was hard to laugh cause I could tell shorty genuinely didn’t know she had put one of the worlds most powerful adhesives in her s—. I hope she recovers well.”
Here’s the second part 😂 pic.twitter.com/3w4UifbdWb— Raven Darkhölme (@LeBlossommm) February 4, 2021
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