From star-studded celebrities to regular bamboo-munching Pandas like us, many of us have been there—praying that our hair regrows faster, cuz the haircut we just got is so horrendous, we’re ashamed to leave the house. Hide the mirrors, get out your hats, things are going to be difficult for a while.

That’s where the ‘Just [Fudge] My [Stuff] Up’ subreddit comes in. Though we can’t mention the full name of the online group (thank you, stop words), the community itself is brilliant! They celebrate the very worst haircuts “from all walks of life,” and odds are that their latest pics will make you feel very good about your current haircut in comparison, no matter how self-conscious it made you feel before.

As you’re scrolling down, upvote the haircuts that you personally thought were the worst, dear Pandas. Don’t forget to let us know which ones you loved to hate and hated to love the most in the comments! And if you ever need some more inspiration about what not to do and what not to ask for at the hairdresser’s, check out Bored Panda's previous feature about the JFMSU subreddit right here.

#1

Double Trouble Time

Double Trouble Time

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alwaysMispelled
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11 months ago

PERFECT COMMENT/CAPTION

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#2

Hmmm

Hmmm

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Slick
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11 months ago

Lol why, just why ?

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#3

I Cannot Lol

I Cannot Lol

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Kevin Erdős–Bacon
Community Member
11 months ago

Oh god, the ultimate rat's tail 🤣

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The JFMSU subreddit grew from 751k to 795k members in slightly less than the span of a single year. Having been founded back in 2014, the community will be celebrating its 7th birthday in mid-December.

The inspiration behind the subreddit’s jaw-dropping name is a widely known meme that goes by many other names, including ‘Just Eff Me Up,’ ‘Just,’ and ‘The Barber.’ Know Your Meme points to American actor and beloved comedian Zach Galifianakis as the person who might have started the entire meme in the first place.

#4

My Mom Took Up A Hair Cutting Course About 9 Years Ago. With Little Practice She Confidentially Lured My Brother In For A Haircut. This Is The Result. Now I Can't Make Eye Contact With My Brother Without Laughing

My Mom Took Up A Hair Cutting Course About 9 Years Ago. With Little Practice She Confidentially Lured My Brother In For A Haircut. This Is The Result. Now I Can't Make Eye Contact With My Brother Without Laughing

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Denise Melek
Community Member
11 months ago

The haircut is just a couple of sizes too small.

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#5

Instagram Never Disappoints

Instagram Never Disappoints

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Missy Moo Moo
Community Member
11 months ago

That's AMAZING!! Total art!

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#6

Yeah, So

Yeah, So

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Ryan Deschanel
Community Member
11 months ago

A villain warlord from an animated kung fu movie?

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According to Know Your Meme, the earliest known example of the ‘Just Eff Me Up’ joke belongs to comedian Zach. He dropped the joke in 2006 during his comedy special, ‘Zach Galifianakis Live at the Purple Ocean.'

“When you look like I do, it's hard to get a table for one at Chuck E Cheese. I went to my stylist today and she said, ‘What are you looking for?' and I told her, ‘Just give me the Amber Alert,' Zach said.

#7

This Person's Mom's Senior Picture, Late 60s

This Person's Mom's Senior Picture, Late 60s

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Hello it Smee
Community Member
11 months ago

Imagine the amount of hairspray it took to achieve this look.

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#8

F-Ed Up Russian Style

F-Ed Up Russian Style

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achilles get down from there
Community Member
11 months ago

but how?

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#9

Yes, The Eyeliner Goes Around The Fringe

Yes, The Eyeliner Goes Around The Fringe

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Truth Monster
Community Member
11 months ago

So, this one is weird, but I kinda like it.

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From there, the meme evolved and one of the biggest ‘victims’ of the joke was American singer-songwriter, Miley Cyrus. In 2012, rapper Tyler poked fun of her new haircut on Twitter by wondering if she’d asked her hairdresser to ‘eff her up real quick.’ In turn, Miley told Tyler to ‘shut up,’ insulted his face, but complimented his music.

It was in 2014 that the meme finally solidified into the form that we know and love today and inspired the creation of the subreddit. The core foundation of the subreddit itself is comedy: there’s no room for hate or harassment. 

What’s more, the moderators warn that people shouldn’t post photos of people’s hair if they’re ill or have been in an accident. “We're here to laugh at people's poor hairstyle choices, not their medical conditions which they have no control over,” they note. For a subreddit that pokes fun at people, it’s surprisingly wholesome, mature, and polite.

#10

…Should We Tell Him, Guys?

…Should We Tell Him, Guys?

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william mcgloin
Community Member
11 months ago

To be fair, he said "know how to dress", not "know what to wear".

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#11

I Got A Crush Immediately

I Got A Crush Immediately

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GaeFrog
Community Member
11 months ago

I cant help but like it because of the creativity

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#12

The Least You Could Do Is Center The Damn Thing

The Least You Could Do Is Center The Damn Thing

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Jo Kidd
Community Member
11 months ago

Shave it off&start again

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A while back, I reached out to barber and hairdresser Giuliano Dore, the co-founder of ‘Get Groomed,’ mobile barbering specialists in London and the West Midlands, in the UK. Giuliano told Bored Panda all about how to recognize whether a haircut is truly bad and a mistake or if it’s something fashionable, experimental, and brave.

“The main difference between avant-garde and plain bad for a haircut is the focus on details and the whole idea behind the haircut,” he said.

#13

Came Home From Work This Evening To See That My Wife Gave My Kid A Karen Cut

Came Home From Work This Evening To See That My Wife Gave My Kid A Karen Cut

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Jonathan
Community Member
11 months ago

The child is already firing off several emails to managers.

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#14

Coolio These Days

Coolio These Days

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Hello it Smee
Community Member
11 months ago

He may have lost most of his hair but he is still rocking his signature look. That hairstyle is his brand, if you saw just the top of his head you would know that is Coolio.

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#15

Before, Reference Picture, And After. I’m Beyond Mad

Before, Reference Picture, And After. I’m Beyond Mad

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Buren
Community Member
11 months ago

Your mad expression is the same with your hopeful and whatever expression in the middle

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“You would think that haircuts like the bowl cut are never gonna be trendy. Wrong. It’s happening and thanks to extremely talented hairstylists, we see a lot of hipsters rocking a very fashionable bowl,” Giuliano from ‘Get Groomed’ told Bored Panda that we shouldn’t say ‘never’ when it comes to slightly peculiar haircuts that look ‘out there.’

#16

It Looks Like It Was Drawn In Permanent Marker

It Looks Like It Was Drawn In Permanent Marker

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Nixxy
Community Member
11 months ago

I think it is

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#17

Uh....... I Got Nothing

Uh....... I Got Nothing

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Donkey boi
Community Member
11 months ago

'What receding hairline?'

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#18

Yikes

Yikes

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Ryan Deschanel
Community Member
11 months ago

Do you know those inflatable spaghettis guys in car dealerships? That's what they make me think about.

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According to barber Giuliano, the most important things for a hairdresser to keep in mind when working on a client are symmetry and order (even when working on more artsy, even chaotic styles). “ It’s all about pattern, symmetry, and (sometimes) controlled asymmetry. If I see patchy haircuts, holes, or broken hairlines, I am gonna assume the worst," he told Bored Panda.

#19

Russian Three Stripe Cut

Russian Three Stripe Cut

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Kevin Erdős–Bacon
Community Member
11 months ago (edited)

You're letting the team down, those pants don't look Adidas to me 🤣

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#20

Why Hats Were Invented

Why Hats Were Invented

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Jane Thorne-Gutierrez
Community Member
11 months ago

Take your turtle to work day??

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#21

Advanced Homosapiens -2800AD

Advanced Homosapiens -2800AD

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Michelle
Community Member
11 months ago

The hairstyle isn't even the problem here

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"If you want to cut your own hair at home, go with a safe option. Same-level buzz cuts are a safe choice. Home is not the place for challenging haircuts. For example, attempting a 0 to 2 high skin fade by yourself is not gonna work. Even professional barbers don’t do it themselves. I know this because they book each other on our app," the hairdressing expert told Bored Panda that it’s always best to opt for simplicity if you’re working on your hair by yourself.

#22

One Of The Best Yet

One Of The Best Yet

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Foxxy (The Original)
Community Member
11 months ago (edited)

I'm fine with people posting their own photos of hair fails, but I'm not okay with someone taking a photo of another person more than likely without consent simply to mock them. Not cool.

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#23

Amish UFC

Amish UFC

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Mazer
Community Member
11 months ago

That’s Paddy 'The Baddy' Pimblett, wicked UFC fighter. Ummm he can wear his hair however he likes.

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#24

I'm Speechless

I'm Speechless

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Sam Chilton
Community Member
11 months ago

Looks like an artichoke heart.

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"Being able to cut just based on the reflection of a mirror takes a whole new level of 4D chess and not everyone is ready for the challenge. I would also avoid sharp tools like razor blades. It’s absolutely possible to rock a very decent hairline without using razor blades at home. Clippers are your friends."

#25

Nice Beard

Nice Beard

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Stacy S.
Community Member
11 months ago

Not attractive

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#26

My Cousin’s Mother In Law From The 70s

My Cousin’s Mother In Law From The 70s

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Ryan Deschanel
Community Member
11 months ago (edited)

How is that even physically possible? Are there not laws of physics that prevent that?

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#27

Mmm Perfect

Mmm Perfect

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Truth Monster
Community Member
11 months ago

He was caught drug smuggling through an airport

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It’s interesting to see how much things have changed over the course of the pandemic. Giuliano told Bored Panda what the situation was like at the start of the Covid-19 lockdowns, in March 2020. Giuliano said that ‘Get Groomed’ had stopped all of their office-based barbering events at the time and still hadn’t restarted them yet by November of that year. However, there were other upsides.

"We saw a surge in home-based bookings since the first UK lockdown. I believe people don’t want to go to a crowded barbershop at the moment and it’s very visible in our data. People are also more concerned about hygiene and frequently ask questions about our methodology, if the barber is coming with PPE, etc. We are making sure that our barbers are fully PPE equipped and that they clean their tools between bookings,” Giuliano told Bored Panda what the situation was like last year.

#28

Got This Ad On Youtube, I Wasn’t Ready

Got This Ad On Youtube, I Wasn’t Ready

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Jill Pulcifer
Community Member
11 months ago

Its a terrible haircut, but a decent bikini wax.

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#29

Comb Over With A Hard Part... Like 'Moses Parting The Red Sea' Hard

Comb Over With A Hard Part... Like 'Moses Parting The Red Sea' Hard

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Missy Moo Moo
Community Member
11 months ago

I think that would get sunburnt

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#30

Gimme That Shrigma Fam

Gimme That Shrigma Fam

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Kimu but she’s inactive
Community Member
11 months ago

Honestly i dont think he looks bad but the reply is making me cru

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So, dear Pandas, which of these truly awful haircuts do you think are a cut above (or is that below?) the rest? What’s the very worst haircut you’ve ever had and how did it make you feel? Got any advice about helping our hair grow faster after a tragedy at the barber? Share your thoughts and feelings in the comments.

#31

Saw This On Television

Saw This On Television

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Marcellus II
Community Member
11 months ago

"But my build isn't too skinny either" --FYI

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#32

Barber Has Got Me A Belter With This One. £15 For The Privilege

Barber Has Got Me A Belter With This One. £15 For The Privilege

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Slick
Community Member
11 months ago

You might consider just shaving it all off...

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#33

On The New Zealand News

On The New Zealand News

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Otter
Community Member
11 months ago

It's the "Predator" look!

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#34

Does Facial Hair Count? Jonathan Banks On Csi Miami And Whatever Is Going On With His Chin

Does Facial Hair Count? Jonathan Banks On Csi Miami And Whatever Is Going On With His Chin

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Hello it Smee
Community Member
11 months ago

It is a little odd, but what bugs me is the middle line is off center.

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#35

This Subaru Salesman

This Subaru Salesman

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El muerto
Community Member
11 months ago

I would bet, he is past 40, divorce, owns an jaguar and jaguar jacket to match. and definitely not having midlife crisis

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#36

Gwen Shamblin, Former Leader Of A Church In Tennessee

Gwen Shamblin, Former Leader Of A Church In Tennessee

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Kayla J
Community Member
11 months ago

Former because she along with her husband and some others were killed in a plane crash earlier this year. She's also the subject of The Way Down documentary that was on HBO(?) that talked about her weird diet program and their fellowship. The hair was normal compared to everything else.

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#37

Went To A New Barber Because My Normal One Was Booked And I Have A Date Tomorrow. Asked For A Chin Length Bob. This Cost Me $58

Went To A New Barber Because My Normal One Was Booked And I Have A Date Tomorrow. Asked For A Chin Length Bob. This Cost Me $58

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Inga Paškevičiūtė
Community Member
11 months ago

Lord Farquaad thought he won't be recognized.

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#38

That's Some Mad Hair

That's Some Mad Hair

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Ryan Deschanel
Community Member
11 months ago

The dead cat is back.

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#39

This Guy In My Pre-Calc Book

This Guy In My Pre-Calc Book

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Jill Pulcifer
Community Member
11 months ago

It looks like a hair headband.

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#40

My Wife Took My 4 Year Old Son To A Barber Shop

My Wife Took My 4 Year Old Son To A Barber Shop

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Jill Pulcifer
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11 months ago

How does one give a four year old mutton chops? I am so confused rn.

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#41

Just Saw This Guy On My Way Home Lol, Does His Cut Qualify?

Just Saw This Guy On My Way Home Lol, Does His Cut Qualify?

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BoredPandaAddict
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11 months ago

Don’t take pics of others just to laugh at them! It’s just rude!

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#42

What I Asked For vs. What I Got

What I Asked For vs. What I Got

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Otter
Community Member
11 months ago

I had red hair for 5 years. I'm glad I never paid extra for highlights, it's almost impossible to do right. Even when the stylist knows what they're doing.

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#43

This Guy....

This Guy....

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K. Lange
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11 months ago

the guy on the left has a cute smile.

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#44

Dem Bangs Are On Fleek

Dem Bangs Are On Fleek

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Agfox
Community Member
11 months ago

Looks like a mug shot to me

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#45

Hmmm

Hmmm

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Jill Pulcifer
Community Member
11 months ago

A strange dye job, or a very well trained pet skunk?

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#46

New Heavyweight Champion Oleksandre Usyk

New Heavyweight Champion Oleksandre Usyk

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Natalia Linnik
Community Member
11 months ago

His name sounds Ukrainian. I think he is trying to imitate the Cossack haircut. Cossack warriors would shave their heads except one lock of hair at the top. They would usually sport impressively long mustache though as well.

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#47

Jay-Z's Hair On The Tiffany And Co. Commercial

Jay-Z's Hair On The Tiffany And Co. Commercial

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Kayla J
Community Member
11 months ago

he's been going through a Basquiat phase for awhile now.

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#48

Found This While Scrolling Through Instagram

Found This While Scrolling Through Instagram

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Hello it Smee
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11 months ago

There is a lot happening here.

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#49

The Result Of Asking My Dad To Go Over My Outgrown Undercut Again. Said He Didn't Want To "Accidentally Shave Too Far"

The Result Of Asking My Dad To Go Over My Outgrown Undercut Again. Said He Didn't Want To "Accidentally Shave Too Far"

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Michelle M
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11 months ago

They asked for it

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#50

Kanye West’s New Haircut

Kanye West’s New Haircut

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Foxxy (The Original)
Community Member
11 months ago (edited)

How do we know that this person doesn't suffer alopecia, receiving cancer treatment or is just balding. Some are obviously bad haircuts, but something like this you just don't know. Also looks like he has no idea someone is taking a photo of him. EDIT: if it is indeed Kanye and none of what I said is relevant. Whilst Kanye is not my favourite person, the fact is that he suffers from bipolar. This could have been a result of an episode etc. You just don't know. I doubt very much that he would purposely go out like that during a good day coz he is very vain and this doesn't look like a hair cut some one vain would be seen with. Or I could just be talking out of my a**e lol. Which does happen.

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