Hillary Clinton comments on hair uproar: Not sure why 'it’s one of the great fascinations of our time'

By Gina DiFalco,

Part of Barbara Walters’ Most Fascinating People of 2012 special that aired on ABC last night was the veteran journalist interviewing Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.

While Walters asked some generic questions people would like to know about the former First Lady, such as whether or now she will run for president in 2016, she did ask more of a pop culture question – much to the amusement of Clinton.

Clinton has been criticized in the press over the years because of her many hairstyles, and Walters took the time to ask her about it.

“I know that it’s one of the great fascinations of our time – much to my amazement,” she said, NBC News reports.

She reveals “I do not travel with any hairdresser, or anybody, to help me do (my hair), and I’m not very competent myself. I’ve been admitting that for years, which should be obvious to everyone,” adding, “And so it became simpler to just grow it so that I can pull it back, and I can stick rollers in.”

Considering Clinton revealed she has traveled close to one million miles this past year, she said "It just got to be really burdensome to try to find a hairdresser in some city, somewhere, oftentimes not being able to speak English, that at least I could communicate with," she said. "So I said, 'Enough, we’re just going to try to go with as simple as possible.'”

They ended the hair talk when Walters said "nobody asks the men that” and Clinton replied, "have you noticed?"

But in May, Clinton was asked about her hair by CNN, to which she replied, “I feel so relieved to be at the stage I’m at in my life right now, Jill. Because you know if I want to wear my glasses I’m wearing my glasses. If I want to wear my hair back I’m pulling my hair back. You know at some point it’s just not something that deserves a lot of time and attention. And if others want to worry about it, I let them do the worrying for a change. It doesn’t drive me crazy anymore. It’s just not something I think is important anymore.”



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