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Master of None' star shaves her head to lose last ounce of femininity: 'I'm still soft

Master of None' star shaves her head to lose last ounce of femininity: 'I'm still soft

Actress, producer, writer, and gay rights advocate Lena Waithe revealed the reason behind her shaved head last week.

The "Master of None" star told Variety she was tired of making others feel comfortable on the red carpet for the Hollywood Foreign Press Association's annual grants banquet last Thursday.

Waithe is a lesbian and has been involved with Alana Mayo for three years. She made history as the first black woman to win an Emmy for comedy writing back in 2017 for the "Thanksgiving" episode of "Master of None."

"I've gotten gayer, guys," she joked with the interviewer. “I felt like I was holding onto a piece of femininity that would make the world feel comfortable with who I am,” she added.

“I think I thought for a long time, ‘Oh, if I cut my hair, I’ll be a stud, I’ll be — in the gay world, there’s a lot of categories — I’ll be a stud or I’ll be a butch,’ and I’ve always thought, ‘Well, no, I’m not that, I’m still soft,’ and I said, ‘Oh, I gotta put that down ’cause that’s something that’s outside of me.'”

"So shocking, Doc," Kris Cruz said on Tuesday's episode of "The Morning Blaze."

Doc then delved into Waithe's backstory and political leanings that he says are the culprit for her shaving her head.

Tune in to the clip above.

To see more from Doc, visit his channel on TheBlaze and listen live to “The Morning Blaze with Doc Thompson” weekdays 6 a.m. – 9 a.m. ET, only on TheBlaze Radio Network.

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