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Uploaded on Jul 18, 2010
German TV excerpt of US-talkshow Maury. Women are peer-pressured by their "friends" or relatives to cut off their extremely long hair and to "donate" it to Locks of Love.
Locks of Love is an organization that collects cut-off human hair and claims to make wigs from the donated hair for disadvantaged children who suffer from hair loss.
Basically, the cynicism is two-fold: First, less than 2% (!!) of the "donated" hair actually reach an ill child's head. The rest is sold, stuffed into teddy bears or thrown away. This is really not what the "donors" have in mind or what is suggested to them when they cut off their long hair and give it to Locks of Love. It seems that the generosity and the social conscience of the "donors" is massively taken advantage of.
Second, people in the US who are very attached to their hair and wear it extremely long are often getting harassed and told that they are selfish to wear such long hair, and that they should "donate" their hair to Locks of Love instead. They are even brought out on stage, told - in front of a camera - how bad they are looking and how selfish they are, and finally get their long hair shorn off on national TV while bursting out in tears as it is shown in this excerpt.