Solange Knowles ‘likes’ tweet claiming Bill Murray touched her hair on SNL set
Solange has liked tweets about Bill Murray allegedly touching her hair.
Solange appeared on Saturday Night Live in 2016 to promote and perform her song, “Don’t Touch My Hair”. The song riffs on how Black woman are often forced to deal with the unwanted intrusion of people wanting to touch their hair, an act which many find offensive and to have racist undertones.
It’s previously been alleged that Bill Murray, who made a guest appearance on the episodes, went up to Solange after her performance and touched her hair without consent.
Solange has never directly addressed the alleged incident, but amid a spate of new allegations against the actor, she appears to have given the rumour credence.
The singer liked a tweet by TV writer and producer Judnick Mayard, who wrote: “Your yearly reminder that I saw Bill Murray put both his hands into Solange’s scalp after asking her three times if her hair was a wig or not.”
Mayard added: “Don’t Touch My Hair is not about Bill Murray. She had just finished performing that song on SNL when he did it. that’s the audacity of whiteness.”
your yearly reminder that i saw Bill Murray put both his hands into Solange’s scalp after asking her three times if her hair was a wig or not.
— FLEEKNIK (@Judnikki) October 16, 2022
since the tweet is going around just wanna clear it up:
Don’t Touch My Hair is not about Bill Murray. She had just finished performing that song on SNL when he did it. that’s the audacity of whiteness.— FLEEKNIK (@Judnikki) October 16, 2022
It comes as Bill Murray faces a number of allegations of inappropriate behaviour.
In April, production on his film Being Mortal, directed by Aziz Ansari, was suspended due to a complaint against the actor.
On 10 October, Puck revealed the details of the allegations and of a reported settlement.
According to multiple sources, Puck said, Murray kissed and straddled a female staff member unannounced leaving the staff member horrified.
In an CNBC interview after the incident, Murray said: “I had a difference of opinion with a woman I am working with.
“I did something I thought was funny and it wasn’t taken that way. The movie studio did the right thing and wanted to investigate it and so they stopped production.”
Keke Palmer, who was to star in the film, has spoken out about her disappointment at the film’s suspension, telling Variety: “Obviously, we got cut short at a certain point but I will say that I am pretty devastated. It’s an amazing film. If there is some way to be able to complete, salvage it, I would want to do it.”
Shortly after the report was published, Geena Davis made claims about Murray in her memoir Dying of Politeness: A Memoir.
She wrote that Murray “insisted” on using a massage device on her while they were in a hotel suite.
“I said no multiple times, but he wouldn’t relent,” Davis wrote, “I would have had to yell at him and cause a scene if I was to get him to give up trying to force me to do it; the other men in the room did nothing to make it stop.
“I realised with profound sadness that I didn’t yet have the ability to withstand this onslaught — or to simply walk out.”
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