Tessica Brown, the woman who went viral for using Gorilla Glue in her hair, is raising funds through a created GoFundMe page, to help cover the cost of her medical bills.
Tessica used the super strength glue as a hairspray, baffling hospital staff who were enlisted to treat the woman’s scalp. They reportedly tried to use rubbing alcohol to dissolve the glue over the weekend, but the glue only softened before immediately re-hardening.
Tessica Brown shared a goal of raising $1,500 on the fundraising platform, but has already raised over $13,000. Her medical costs will likely rise, as doctors try to determine exactly how to treat her scalp.
Gorilla Glue released a statement on Twitter.
“We are very sorry to hear about the unfortunate incident that Tessica Brown experienced using our Spray Adhesive on her hair. 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,” the company wrote.
The company also reiterated their initial response.
“We are aware of the situation and we are very sorry to hear about the unfortunate incident that Miss Brown experienced using our Spray Adhesive on her hair. This is a unique situation because this product is not indicated for use in or on hair as it is considered permanent. Our spray adhesive states in the warning label “do not swallow. Do not get in eyes, on skin, or on clothing.”
“It is used for craft, home, auto or office projects to mount things to surfaces such as paper, cardboard, wood, laminate and fabric.”
“We are glad to see in her recent video that Tessica has received medical treatment from her local medical facility and wish her the best.”
One Twitter user pointed out a possible product mixup.
“I think she thought it was “Gorilla Snot”. Yall should do better than “Sorry sis”, because this is an easy mistake to make given the similar product packaging. IJS,” the Twitter user wrote.