Main Funny Afro Discussion

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amathieu13
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08:13:18 PM Jan 26th 2016
This trope is not being used correctly when it is being added to trope pages. Take for example the addition of it under Uvogin's character description from Hunter x Hunter. Or even the High School Musical/Corbin Bleu tag on the page itself.

"Funny Afro" should only be used when the afro is acknowledged by the characters in the medium as funny or when it is used by the creator to make gags or jokes.

Basically, it's not enough for a character to have an afro for it to be an example of this trope, as afros in of themselves aren't inherently funny. For a large portion of the global population an afro is just how hair grows.

Also, the description as written on this page makes it seem as if this is an anime specific trope (the odd hairstyles being "par for the course" opening). This should be changed since, yet again, calling afros "odd" when it's just how hair grows out of literally millions of people's head is more than a little strange. And because this trope is clearly not anime specific.
Willbyr
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10:53:50 PM Jan 5th 2015
I don't really see a point to the Real Life section of this...a person having an afro doth not the trope fit.
SeptimusHeap
01:07:03 AM Jan 6th 2015
The examples are all badly written, besides. Something for this thread I think.
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