High School Referee's Cultural Insensitivity? | The View


  1. Hayden Rice

    Hayden RiceIl y a 14 jours

    That’s the rules of wrestling. I have had my hair trimmed during weigh ins before.

  2. Muhammad Ali

    Muhammad AliIl y a mois

    Hear that coaches? You do this 1950s mess now and you get fired. Get your life. And the kid won. Get your life twice.

  3. blueinfinite

    blueinfiniteIl y a mois

    Puh-leez. If the kid was in the military, he'd have to abide by regulations. I'm a Democrat, but cultural sensitivity is running amok. This is a bunch of mommies who are hurt. Playin' my violin, boo hoo. And whoopie, ur hair doesn't scare me, it just looks horrible on you. Bob Marley looked great, but u ain't Marley.

  4. DD Mystique

    DD MystiqueIl y a 4 mois

    They should have called his parents. At minimum take him to the locker at least give him an extra moment to decide or to say bye to his hair. Locs take 3+ years to grow...not 3 months like 'other' hair. If this was a little white girl she would have been given more options and not done so harshly and not publicly for goodness sake. The other kids displayed empathy touching but...sad sad world smh.

  5. Ps2MexFan

    Ps2MexFanIl y a 5 mois

    How stupid these women are teenagers want to push the envelope everyday. They knew the rules before and did not prepare accordingly. In that case scenario like this happen. You go to tournament and you make sure you have alternatives available at your disposal. Extra uniforms and the like. I want to know what the couch did in this case.

  6. Aquarius 77

    Aquarius 77Il y a 5 mois

    Sunny was right!.. why Whoopie do you have to dismiss her opinion and attempt to correct her...??

  7. tyrone blackshear

    tyrone blackshearIl y a 5 mois

    The reason to watch this show is to see how dumb you women are about politics and need to stay in your lane but you're all over the road. Whoopi is the biggest idiot on this show and you guys applause her wacky thoughts it's a world full of idiots and you guys are spreading the wealth of ignorance.

  8. BLESSED72

    BLESSED72Il y a 5 mois

    No one should of touched his hair w/out speaking to his parents period. Coaches are at fault for not standing up for this child. It was their responsibility. If it wasn't an issue before why was it this time. That should of been the coaches responsibility to question it and prevented the incident from happening.

  9. Aset Kemet

    Aset KemetIl y a 5 mois

    Whippy Gobert let me educate you real quick the word dreads come from white people called in our hair dreadful during slaverly, it’s called locks! And you are incorrect when you say it doesn’t matter about the team coming to the kids the defense because they should’ve the coaches should’ve stepped up and said will forfeit they should’ve stood with that young boy!

  10. Aset Kemet

    Aset KemetIl y a 5 mois

    Thank you Joy Behar for showing that you’re really just a liberal when it helps white people that you really don’t care about black people! That comment was very insensitive and shows your lack of knowledge about black hair

  11. Davy Crockett

    Davy CrockettIl y a 5 mois

    NO THE RULES Stipulate he must cover up his hair. They gave him a weeks notice.

  12. lorenzo lohman

    lorenzo lohmanIl y a 5 mois

    Is there something amiss here.

  13. Soso

    SosoIl y a 5 mois

    the adults were cowards or complicit to the racist ref actions.

  14. David Natale

    David NataleIl y a 5 mois

    That young man deserves a lot of credit for keeping his composure. His parents should be recommended in raising a son with great restraint and sportsmanship. The coach, the ref, the "adults in the room"... just pathetic.

  15. babybree175

    babybree175Il y a 5 mois

    I had to changed the channel each time this story would come. This hurts from the bottom of the heart. To anyone who has a black kid. Like sunny said. I didnt want to cry so I cant watch it fully, so I read about it instead


    TARAKI GAMINGIl y a 5 mois

    But rule is rule!

  17. Kyla N'Cole

    Kyla N'ColeIl y a 5 mois

    That woman ruined his hair. I'm pissed.

  18. Kyla N'Cole

    Kyla N'ColeIl y a 5 mois

    Lol My brother had dreads that go past his shoulders and he wears a cap to keep them up while he wrestles. Y'all need to catch up

  19. SugahShy

    SugahShyIl y a 5 mois

    That ref should be jailed for inciting the physical assault of a child.

  20. Kristel D

    Kristel DIl y a 5 mois

    This isn't a long hair issue, but a your black and I don't like your afro/locs issue. Joy missed the point. Afro hair is a issue since slavery, part of dehumanizing the enslaved Africans was cutting of their hair that meant a lot in their culture. For some it symbolized strength, or it was a way to show from with tribe you were or if you were married. Till this day black people are still shamed for their natural hair. Black girls and boys that get send back home from school for wearing natural hairstyles or the army not allowing locs, but approving weaves. Black women are still getting fired for wearing their hair natural. Cutting his hair in front of the audience was so dehumanizing. Like an animal are a enslaved person getting "cleaned up" before the auction begins.

  21. Tobias Brown

    Tobias BrownIl y a 5 mois

    This is acceptable

  22. Le Lee

    Le LeeIl y a 5 mois

    I can't imagine why this black young man was forced to cut his hair by none other than a racist coach. And look .....he's surrounded by whites who see nothing wrong. @KanyeWest Are you sure racism doesn't exist? What is oppression really ?

  23. David Alexander

    David AlexanderIl y a 5 mois

    Yes. Where were the adults - should never have been allowed to happen

  24. Melissa Lugo

    Melissa LugoIl y a 5 mois

    Just WOW.

  25. Rossygrossy

    RossygrossyIl y a 5 mois

    Let's not forget how his parents failed him after the fact

  26. Geneva8181

    Geneva8181Il y a 5 mois

    Sonny is absolutely correct. What century is that ref. living in? Anyone’s hairstyle is irrelevant! Shame on all the adults around that boy who did not stand up for him there and then!

  27. marzinjedi

    marzinjediIl y a 5 mois

    You need a degree to cut hair does that referee have the license to cut hair or does anybody else have it illegally cutting hair should be considered bodily injury and personal assault and felony cultural discrimination against a person citizen of color !

  28. PeaceFan1

    PeaceFan1Il y a 5 mois

    Such BS they put that poor Kid through.. SO WRONG!!!

  29. Gary Avery II

    Gary Avery IIIl y a 5 mois

    Fake news that boy is not black neither one of his parents are black stop lying so much

  30. cat988t

    cat988tIl y a 5 mois


  31. Mochab001

    Mochab001Il y a 5 mois

    it didn't work Joy.......

  32. A C

    A CIl y a 5 mois

    I love Whoopi checking Joy at the end. White people tend to always wanna take race out of it and “all lives matter” the situation. When blacks are speaking on our experience we don’t need you to try to relate, we need you to hear and see us. Thank you Whoopi.

  33. Bee Ell

    Bee EllIl y a 5 mois

    *_Bawk bawk bawk BAHH!!! brrr bawk BICKA-BAWK!!!!_*

  34. Kyla Monique

    Kyla MoniqueIl y a 5 mois

    I can’t stand to look at that video it just makes me cry.

  35. Linda Flagg, MA, BCPCLC

    Linda Flagg, MA, BCPCLCIl y a 5 mois

    This young man would of had to forfeit the match if he did not do it (which means he would have been penalized and loss the match without even trying). Team Work. He Is A Part Of The TEAM. His hair will grow back. But he and everyone else learned something about this young man’s character. FYI: Look at everything you go through (good or bad) as a lesson to be learned. Always Factor in God. Then-Relax-Focus-Learn From It-Grow From It- Don’t waste the experience. I pray that this young man, everyone of his team-mates, and everyone who wittnessed this learn from it (including myself)!

  36. carmytil1968

    carmytil1968Il y a 5 mois

    The referee should not be the only one gotten fired. The kid's hair did not grow dread 90 seconds before the game.

  37. Junior July

    Junior JulyIl y a 5 mois

    hair has nothing to do with your ability or intelligence

  38. s Jones

    s JonesIl y a 5 mois

    Where did they get hair cutting tool from so fast? Did the referee carry that with him around?

  39. John Arnold

    John ArnoldIl y a 5 mois

    Referee should make Whoopie lose about 100 lbs.

  40. Jessie Arturo Thunder

    Jessie Arturo ThunderIl y a 5 mois

    As a native american this is equal to cutting someone's soul out hair is our legend

  41. Jolly Diabolos

    Jolly DiabolosIl y a 5 mois

    thumbs down.

  42. redexplodingsun

    redexplodingsunIl y a 5 mois


  43. Ricky Neal

    Ricky NealIl y a 5 mois

    His dreadlocks is not hurting nobody so why cut it off smh

  44. Akwaaba B

    Akwaaba BIl y a 5 mois

    EVERY DAY it's something else with them pink devils!

  45. Last Lime

    Last LimeIl y a 5 mois

    This show is culturally insensitive to the culture of wrestling..... If doing a sport doesn't alike with your own identity politics then don't do it. He had a choice he made it.

  46. Last Lime

    Last LimeIl y a 5 mois

    So he could have left.....

  47. DA MA

    DA MAIl y a 5 mois

    This Referee should have been FIRED a long time ago and should NEVER be allowed to referee again. Where was the Coach for this player? Why did he not intervene on this players behalf. I'm so glad he still won the match!!

  48. Nick Chandler

    Nick ChandlerIl y a 5 mois

    Are you all fucking retarded? Is the world on tilt? You can't wrestle with long hair. Anybody who has wrestled knows that's against the rules. Get a fucking grip.

  49. Jolly Diabolos

    Jolly DiabolosIl y a 5 mois

    its the view. what do you expected? I'm one of those 112 dislike. but not for the same reasons. I hate this show in general, and I thumbs down instantly no mater the content.

  50. Carlos Marin

    Carlos MarinIl y a 5 mois

    It's called assimilation you should accept it

  51. b1untrama

    b1untramaIl y a 5 mois

    I find it funny that when u have brown skin they think the rules don't apply to them

  52. 343882 06

    343882 06Il y a 5 mois

    What doesn’t make sense is the rule for the length of the dreadlocks. Were the dreads a violation of regulations or not? Obviously, cutting the dreads in public like that is sickening and humiliating to the student, but should the ref be fired if he was filling the rules?

  53. J F

    J FIl y a 5 mois

    Shame on the kid too for not knowing the rules. His dreads were fine, he should have told the ref there was no issue and carried on with the match.

  54. Gorgeous Lady

    Gorgeous LadyIl y a 5 mois


  55. Val and Brit

    Val and BritIl y a 5 mois

    They should have offered him a cap end of story. There was no reason they needed to cut his hair infront of everyone.

  56. MK Carter

    MK CarterIl y a 5 mois

    Whoopi’s comment at the end is exactly why she’s needed on the show 💪🏽

  57. Last Lime

    Last LimeIl y a 5 mois

    She a racist.

  58. Mike

    MikeIl y a 5 mois

    Let’s make a big deal outta nothing. First, the choice was his. Dumb choice to compete if you really value your hair. Think...if it was a religious head piece that was the issue, the athlete would have said no...so please stop talking about this in the same capacity. The view racist socialist communist panel should be fired. Stupid is as stupid does ...oh and finally, winning was the important thing according to whoopi...lol

  59. Raphael

    RaphaelIl y a 5 mois

    The country is putrid inside out....reflection is long overdue but people seem too selfish to take a minute and think.

  60. Lee Evans

    Lee EvansIl y a 5 mois

    It was wrong to cut his hair that way, But Not all Braids are Grown So Many Hair Extensions, some are sewed in over night, , But that was wrong to touch his hair,

  61. circle smurckle

    circle smurckleIl y a 5 mois

    Okay meghan usually does my head in but stop talking over her!! Sheesh

  62. Zie Jackson

    Zie JacksonIl y a 5 mois

    What they are saying is not untrue but they leave out why his hair was cut it was because of the length of hair not because they were dreads in wrestling you are supposed to wear a head cover attached to the helmet his head covering was not regulation why do they ignore that fact there is a lot more to this story but it was right to fire the ref if not for this then the previous racial slurs.

  63. Last Lime

    Last LimeIl y a 5 mois

    Because they are racist!

  64. 'Ammarah May

    'Ammarah MayIl y a 5 mois

    The adults in that stadium shame on you. Hope you are haunted by this and karma hits you in the back

  65. Last Lime

    Last LimeIl y a 5 mois

    Shame on you, your a racist!

  66. 'Ammarah May

    'Ammarah MayIl y a 5 mois

    Omg that is abuse. Poor kid should never have been put in that place and it was a stupid choice. They put him in impossible position. If this was an issue they should have raised it before match or leading up to big game. Let that child with his family process this and sue your arse. Oh gosh can’t believe this was made allowed to happen. Everyone at that stadium should have screamed and shouted

  67. Punk’N Donuts

    Punk’N DonutsIl y a 5 mois

    Awful. I would have stood up for him.


    SAILOREARTH89Il y a 5 mois

    he might of had a scholarship on the line. The adults failed him

  69. brownsugarglamour

    brownsugarglamourIl y a 5 mois

    This is the Meghan that I wish could participate in conversations all the time 🔑 🔑👏🏾

  70. Bella Claire

    Bella ClaireIl y a 5 mois

    Whoopi is totally on point along with the other View commentary. The coach must have planned the scene as someone had the scissors ready to cut his hair in 90 seconds before the match when the coach gave him the choice. Gone viral - where is the coach now. Whoopi told us the kid won his match. Yeah

  71. M Fl

    M FlIl y a 5 mois

    Wrestling players have a weight in, so why wasn’t this young man told at that point his hair was a problem????? As a mother this is very disappointing to me!

  72. Mecca

    MeccaIl y a 5 mois

    Telling her husbands Vietnam story was pointless a terrible example. The Chinese, the Natives when white men SCALPED THEM!

  73. MattAndRob HumorShow

    MattAndRob HumorShowIl y a 5 mois

    I like how these guys defend Bill Clinton for having sex with a young girl as President in the White House and instead attacked the girl.

  74. Wild Willy

    Wild WillyIl y a 5 mois

    Cut it or don’t wrestle........that simple. At a level they become a safety issue. If the kid would have got them pulled out he would have sued

  75. Brio Brio

    Brio BrioIl y a 5 mois

    Why didn’t he wear a swim cap Would’ve been perfect Did he win I hope so

  76. Jason

    JasonIl y a 5 mois

    Boo hoo hoo Cry me a river

  77. stma05

    stma05Il y a 5 mois

    I'm so confused at how this happened. Like what possible rationale did the ref have for doing that? His hair was too long?

  78. Lance Rattie

    Lance RattieIl y a 5 mois

    The Jew Freemasonic run USA is a JOKE

  79. rias

    riasIl y a 5 mois

    But why using the black and white card again? Why did this move Sunny as a parent of a black child? Would a case of a white child not move her? I will never understand this American thing of making everything a racist incident. Dreads are probably not practical for this kind of sport? I'm sure they did not just decide out of the blue that they will cut it off.

  80. Ryan Davies

    Ryan DaviesIl y a 5 mois

    The best part of the story is that young man STILL won the match. People who have very little power (such as a high school referee) like to exercise their power to say no because it’s the only control they have. Shame on that ref and that woman who cut his hair. She’s just as guilty and I hope she was fired too.

  81. Indigenous Chippewa

    Indigenous ChippewaIl y a 5 mois

    Not to mention A white boy just prior to this wrestled at his hair was longer than the black boys and they’re saying referee did not make him cut his hair nor wear a cap. To my understanding it was a white woman who put the picture out on social media so we could go viral. It wasn’t until then that the referee was fired because prior to that he was only suspended with pay. This referee has me racist slurs her words black coaches and others in the past and nothing has ever been done so that’s why he thought he can get away with it this time.

  82. Hedgehog4real

    Hedgehog4realIl y a 5 mois

    how can long hair of any style, dreadlocked or straight, be allowed in a sport like wrestling? that aside, i have no idea what wrestling regulations actually are, and it does seem that they didnt handle it respectfully at all, and that is very shameful. i'm just thinking about how wrestling goes, how high-contact that sport is, and long hair doesn't seem very appropriate.

  83. WhatFearFears

    WhatFearFearsIl y a 5 mois

    Why would they need to cut his hair?

  84. bri Fox

    bri FoxIl y a 5 mois

    So glad they fired him

  85. Sunnydaze

    SunnydazeIl y a 5 mois

    Cutting someone’s hair is hostile

  86. Cornelius White

    Cornelius WhiteIl y a 5 mois

    I still don't understand why they just didn't tell him to put his hair up. Not cut it off.

  87. Amy Mathes

    Amy MathesIl y a 5 mois

    If it was an issue it should have been brought up at weigh-in. Glad his team mates supported him. Why could he not do like females and put a wrap on? Not right

  88. Letty' s corner

    Letty' s cornerIl y a 5 mois

    My heart hurts for him. Poor boy!

  89. Canal da Isadora Dias

    Canal da Isadora DiasIl y a 5 mois

    Why??? Why it is an issue to have dreads???? That is horrible !!!! No... it takes forever to grow ... Neymar the most famous brasilian soccer just got some dreads... he is so proud of it!!! So do we!!!! It really breaks my heart!!!

  90. PurushaDesa

    PurushaDesaIl y a 5 mois

    Just running out of ways to order Black people around. Not enough you’ve got them jumping up and down a court with a ball for your entertainment.

  91. Ja Br

    Ja BrIl y a 5 mois

    Sunny dumdick

  92. gary nation

    gary nationIl y a 5 mois

    OMG Sunny cried!!!! She always makes it about race!!!!!

  93. Gloria Nnamani

    Gloria NnamaniIl y a 5 mois

    and this is USA in 2019 happens to a black persons child..humiliation in front of his peers where & which point does democracy start?

  94. Josh D

    Josh DIl y a 5 mois

    Didn't seem like the kid cared nearly as much as the people who comment on it

  95. Josh D

    Josh DIl y a 5 mois

    Or he could have potentially gotten them ripped out during the match. Wonder which would hurt more

  96. Krizzy

    KrizzyIl y a 5 mois

    I was a female wrestler with long hair in 1997 in a NJ Catholic school (very strick) i was made to cover my hair with a spandex cap which the head gear made sure it didn't come off their are hair regulations but anything that would disqualify u happens in check in and weigh in the ref was out of line and wrong

  97. MexicanTacos 07

    MexicanTacos 07Il y a 5 mois

    Lol big deal...

  98. Renee Runyan

    Renee RunyanIl y a 5 mois

    Oh please Sunny, just shut your melodramatic mouth!

  99. tc g

    tc gIl y a 5 mois

    The woman doing the cutting is the devil

  100. Justin Mitchell

    Justin MitchellIl y a 5 mois

    It’s not circumcision it will grow back

  101. icc2010

    icc2010Il y a 5 mois

    I wrestled in school and I'm pretty sure of your hair doesnt meet with the criteria them you had to wear a head covering. That's what I was told.

  102. Margaret Moore

    Margaret MooreIl y a 5 mois

    That video was so painful to watch. Horrible. How dare they.

  103. Zee zee 6

    Zee zee 6Il y a 5 mois

    His a racist. I’m tied of some white people telling other people how to wear their hair, especially black people. It’s hair for F-sake why do people have to fit Europe standard of beauty as if to say, that’s what people should want to look like? Everyone has different hair and hairstyles...really what’s the problem, and what is the boys dreads got to do with the wrestling match? His not using his hair to wrestle? I wish I was that boys mother, I would’ve dragged the his arse all around the gym floor put him in a headlock and cut off his dirty greasy hair!!! His a racist clown. Good he got fired. 😡

  104. Andreas Dengler

    Andreas DenglerIl y a 5 mois

    Disgusting how these people cherry pick incidents like this. Cut hair? Big deal. Overlook so many more serious issues.