It looks like another weird internet thing might be coming back into the spotlight. And this one, well, it’s a bit wild (pun very much intended). Dear Pandas, meet… the monkey tail beard. Also known as the cat tail, this beard style is both bold and utterly bizarre. But nobody can deny that it’s eye-catching and definitely deserves to be shown off in the zoo that is the internet.
Scroll down to check out some of the best/worst examples of guys ever having sported the monkey tail beard, collected by Bored Panda, and be sure to let us know which ones you loved/hated the most and why.
I feel like this deserves a warning: don’t try this at home, folks. But if you do... (and some part of me hopes that some of our readers are brave and fun enough for this), send us photos of your magnificent beards! I’d do the same, but I was born in the year of the monkey, so I do enough monkeying around as it is.
It’s not the first time that the world has seen the great/awful beard style appear online. The monkey tail beard made chunky splashes on the net in 2012, 2013, 2016, 2019, and a bit in mid-2020. We just hope that this style doesn’t spread too wide: it might be quirky and fun, but can you imagine people showing up to work like this?
One of the most famous people associated with the monkey tail beard style is Mike Fiers, the pitcher of the Oakland Athletics. The internet (and Twitter in particular) went absolutely wild over this in the Fall of 2019, sparking a whole lot of memes and fascination.
The A’s, who have a wonderful sense of humor, actually put Fiers’ beard on their face masks in the Summer of 2020 and proudly showed it off to everyone. A’s manager Bob Melvin also wore one of the items showing the swirly beard. There had been rumors that Fiers himself may have given the items to his teammates.
What do you think about the monkey tail beard, dear Pandas? Do you love it? Hate it? Is this something that you’d sport for fun or even to the office once the lockdown regulations loosen? Share your thoughts with us in the comment section below.
Note: this post originally had 37 images. It’s been shortened to the top 30 images based on user votes.