TikToker Avani Reyes claims she 'accidentally' put Gorilla Glue in her hair after Tessica Brown's viral saga
A 20-YEAR-old Tik Tok user claimed to have "accidentally" put Gorilla Glue in her hair in the wake of Tessica Brown's hair mishap.
Avani Reyes shared her story to social media about a week after Tessica Brown, 40, was dubbed "Gorilla Glue girl" and underwent surgery to remove the adhesive from her scalp.
In one of the videos Reyes shared to social media, the TikToker is seen attempting to untangle her sticky strands of pink hair.
Seemingly shocked to what happend, Reyes told her viewers: "You guys, my hair will not comb. Y'all, I already tried wetting it."
Reyes, of Massachusetts, complained that she was unsure how to handle the situation and said: "This was an accident. I didn’t mean to put Gorilla Glue in my hair.
“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."
The first of Reyes' Tik Tok clips now has more than 2.5million views.
In a sequence of video clips, Reyes – who has nearly 500,000 followers on Tik Tok – revealed she was on her way to the hospital with a "burning" scalp.
She also claimed to be having a "panic attack" as she sat in a car before walking into an emergency room – which she later explained "did nothing" to help.
In one of Reyes' most recent clips, she thanked someone for donating $3,000 to help her "Gorilla Glue situation."
Despite Reyes' attempts to rid her hair of the extremely sticky substance with different types of oils, the glue has not yet come out.
However, she also claimed to have made enough money through GoFundMe to "fly out to LA" and get surgery.
According to the New York Post, the TikToker has been hit with social media backlash after sharing her Gorilla Glue story.
"I followed you just you seemed like a great person," one person commented, according to the Post. "But you willingly did that after it happened to that lady. & you have the audacity to ask people."
Another user questioned if the incident was actually a mistake.
"Are you just mocking the other person that did this or did this really happen? Either way it’s wrong. you went to the hospital and wasted there (sic) time," the user reportedly commented.
Reyes' alleged glue accident comes as the original "Gorilla Glue girl" has threatened to sue a blogger who said she faked her hair ordeal to rake in cash.
An attorney for Brown has sent off a cease and desist letter to the person who appears to run Instagram and Twitter accounts @gossipofthecity_, TMZ reported.
The document reportedly tells the social media user to stop spreading claims that Brown lied about spraying her hair with the glue.
For several days the account has branded Brown a liar, saying it's "sad what people doing for money and 5 mins if [sic] fame."
The account also posted a 15-minute video of another woman claiming that she sprayed her hair with Gorilla Glue that was trying to debunk what Brown had said.
The post was captioned: "Salute to this sister who actually deserves the money y’all donated to that liar. #girlbye."
In retaliation, Brown's lawyer said that her situation was not contrived or a joke.
Attorney Jeffrey Klein insisted that the account is defaming Brown, saying the comments "are being made with the sole intention of causing loss and damage to Tessica personally and professionally."
According to TMZ, the social media account acknowledged the document in another post, but blasted it as fake.
However, Brown's legal team told the outlet that the cease and desist is real.
Brown – who is now getting a custom wig – flew to Los Angeles following her viral saga to visit Dr. Michael Obeng, for a free operation worth $12,500.
Her story went viral after she shared a TikTok video last week explaining that she ran out of Göt2b Glued Spray and applied Gorilla Glue to her hair instead.
The mother-of-five from Louisiana said her at-home remedies were ineffective in removing the glue and that she had experienced "extreme" headaches.
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