Robert Pattinson's fans love, adore, and worship him. His new haircut, not so much. In a recent poll, respondents sounded off about RPattz's new extreme hairstyle, and what they said wasn't pretty. But then neither, according to most of them, is Rob's hair. Or rather, what's left of it.
When Twilight Saga heart-throb and former hair god, Robert Pattinson walked the red carpet at the Berlin international Film Festival, he was sporting a new hairdo. Or perhaps what remains on Rob's head should be called an anti-hairdo. For reasons known only to himself, the Bel Ami star had shaved his head. The luxuriously unruly, wildly flowing locks that had helped make him one of the great teen idols of this era were gone, and in their place was...fuzz. Sexy vampire Edward Cullen had disappeared and in his place was a guy who resembled a tall, lanky, newly sheared sheep. Yikes.
Of course, Robert Pattinson is an adult, and he has a right to do whatever he wants with his hair. Nevertheless, most of his fans don't seem to agree. In response to a recent online poll which asked the single question: "What do you think of Rob's shaved head?" an overwhelming 76.55 percent majority confessed they hated it. Seriously. "Hate It" was one of the choices. Only 6.19 percent loved it, and 17.27 percent were diplomatic enough to pretend they couldn't make up their minds. "Hate it!" and "Eeewwww!" were common responses. Other (ex?) fans tried to explain in greater detail why their idol's new look displeased them.
"it makes his head look too small for his body," observed one.
"It looks kinda ridiculous," wrote another. "he looks like Justin Timberlake, that is who i thought it was till i read the headline."
Ouch. Poor Justin Timberlake.
A few loyal fans tried to defend him and respect his tonsorial choices.
"please stop judging him," begged a more empathetic fan. "it is not nice to be bullied cuz you got a new look. what if you were him would you want a bunch of people criticizing you???!!!!! just because he plays a hot vampire doesn't mean he has to be that character all the time. he obviously has finished filming breaking dawn or he would not have cut it, i mean seriously people, he has feelings too."
So, there you have it. What do you think of Rob's new haircut? More importantly how do you think Kristen Stewart feels about it?
Â© Hope Carson 2012
Hope Carson is the author of 2 books: A Roaring Girl: An Interview with the Thinking Man's Hooker and A Thousand and One Night Stands: The Life of Jon Vincent. You can follow her on Twitter.