Zayn Malik Just Shaved His Beard and Twitter’s Reaction Was Predictably Hilarious
While female celebrities are constantly causing buzz with even the slightest changes to their appearance (have you seen Amanda Seyfried’s new side-swept fringe?), it’s a rare occurrence when a male celeb makes such a splash over a haircut ― unless you’re a member (or former one) of One Direction, that is!
Following in the footsteps of former bandmate Harry Styles, who caused a frenzy when he chopped off his trademark locks this summer (and for a good cause too!) Zayn Malik caused a stir of his own when he took to Instagram yesterday to post a (gasp!) beardless selfie.
Apparently, the world wasn’t ready, as fans took to Twitter to cope with the pain from the change.
— Blue (@BlueGreenKeys) September 14, 2016
In fact, some were downright indignant.
— ha ya (@zrakesquad) September 13, 2016
Others, however, saw it as an opportunity!
YO Zayn shaved.
I have a beard.
Zayn does not.
That's 1 point for me bitch @zaynmalik
— Ahmar (@MyNameAhmar) September 30, 2016
Please grow your beard back out.
Concerned fans and beard connoisseurs
— Rowida (@rxwida) September 29, 2016
"What about beard bro ?"
"I cut it bro, it was too hot 😝😝😂" pic.twitter.com/L5HoWOPKPK
— Zayn Malik (@ZJMaccF) September 29, 2016
Some are still on the fence…
@Zayn Malik sometimes I think that you look fabulous with your beard or without your beard.oh god I am so confused please help
— Komal goyal (@Komalgo79723135) September 30, 2016
And @docharleen? She doesn’t know Zayn at all anymore.
Whether you’re pro-beardless Zayn or con, however, one thing’s for sure: Guy knows how to cause a ruckus!
Do you like your men scruffy or clean shaven? Share @BritandCo!
(h/t Bustle, photos via Frazer Harrison + Jamie McCarthy/Getty)