Letter: What’s wrong with looking like G.I. Jane?

Published 12:00 am Sunday, April 17, 2022

I can’t possibly understand what the  insult was which caused Will Smith to slap Chris Rock after Chris made a cute joke about Jada Pickett Smith’s shaved head. 

No one could be more beautiful than Demi Moore playing G.I. Jane except Jada, who was even prettier. 

After seeing G.I. Jane, I always wanted to shave my head.  When my unit, the 846th Transportation Company, camped with 7,000 other soldiers at Camp Victory in the desert of Kuwait before moving into Iraq, we had very limited water.  Being an E7, one of my jobs was to make sure the female soldiers did not stay in the shower longer than 3 minutes, and we weren’t supposed to wash our hair in the shower. 

Another E7 from Albemarle, SFC Jimmy Jackson, said he was going to shave my head and I told him to “have at it.”  He kept asking me if I wanted him to stop, and I said, “No way.”  I knew we would be in the desert a long time and that it would grow out before I came home.

I was really disappointed  when all I wanted was to look like Demi Moore, but I looked like Demi Moore’s grandpa!

— Elaine C. Howle 

China Grove

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