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Ava Duvernay Blasts Man For Touching Her Hair -- As She Should


Here we go again.

Just last week an "old man" took it upon himself to touch "Mad Men" actress Teyonah Parris' hair without permission and now film director Ava Duvernay has her own hairy situation to share.

Duvernay, who is the first black female director to be nominated for a Golden Globe Award , found herself at the end of one man's prying hands over the weekend when he touched her long, lovely locks without asking. Of course this is not a huge violation of personal space, but it's also a hot topic when it comes to touching black women's hair. In short, don't do it.

The "Selma" director shared her ordeal over Twitter. Here's what she said went down:

We repeat: Do not touch someone else's hair without permission. Please and thank you.

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