Lele Pons Got Caught “Donating” Extensions To Charity And People Are Fuming

10 July 2017, 13:00 | Updated: 10 July 2017, 16:18

Lele Pons Hair Extensions
Katie Louise-Smith

By Katie Louise-Smith

She has since responded to the situation but people still aren't happy.

A few days ago, Lele Pons (one of Vine's biggest users who recently moved to YouTube) posted a picture (now deleted) of herself with a killer new haircut. Beside her stood a friend holding her locks in a tidy ponytail with the caption "DONATED MY HAIR!!!! First time I ever cut my hair. What do you think???"

@LelePons / Instagram

Why did this piss everyone off? Well, on closer inspection, it was discovered that the "donated" hair in the picture was actually a bunch of blonde hair extensions. You can see the tracks at the top by the band as pointed out by Twitter user @emily_graceffa.


Instead of responding to the tweet and immediately setting the record straight, Lele then blocked Emily.


If you don't already know, there's a few rules to donating hair that you may not know about. Hair must be natural, un-bleached and preferably one length (layers are accepted if the longest length is 10in.) They do not accept extensions either. So when Lele claimed that she had already "donated" the hair which she must have done so with a little bit of prior research, everyone started calling her out on it. 




After a few hours, Lele responded to the issue. She apologised for the misunderstanding claiming she had intended to donate it when she initially cut it but later realised that bleached hair could not be donated. She later sent a picture of her ACTUAL hair to Buzzfeed News (not in her original Instagram picture) but didn't explain why she used the extensions in the Instagram post.



Needless to say, some people still weren't having it, claiming she used to extensions in the picture for more likes on Instagram.







For more information on donating hair to help children and people who have suffered hair loss, click here if you're in the UK and here if you're in the US.

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