Shaun White Cuts Off All His Lovely Red Locks For Charity And I Kind Of Hate Him For It

Shaun White

I love myself some natural (and also unnatural) ginger hair. Its so rare and unique, I just want to run my fingers through it and marvel at its multidimensional wonder. Oh, red hair… how my mousy brunette mane envies your inherently interesting nature, thus why I opted to dye my hair bright blue for seven years. I’m just way too jealous of people with naturally fun hair.

Shaun White, for example, is not somebody I’ve ever found particularly attractive, but my god — his hair. It’s so lustrous! It shimmers! It can actually be called “locks,” a description I have always wished to have. Sure, he’s an excellent athlete (albeit occasionally a little scary) and he is a fascinating person, but, as they say, I’m just not that into him. I think he’ll live.

Regardless of whether or not I am hypothetically rejecting Mr. White, I cannot help but be a little sad about this:

Sure, Shaun White, it was “only hair.” But it was hair that was beautiful and long and oh-so-shiny. And red. Granted, it’s not entirely gone and, according to E! Online, it may be a “much better look” for the guy, but I’m still rather saddened by this sudden transition from that lengthy lovely goodness. Or maybe I’m just bitter; after all, if I had naturally gorgeous red hair, I would never fucking cut it. Ever. I would take insurance out on my goddamn hair.

But no, not Shaun White; he had to toss it away. Now, he just kind of looks like somebody who would have the Winklevoss twins style him in the morning and secretly hang out with Mark Zuckerberg at night.

It was for charity though, so doesn’t that make it a-okay? Well, all right, folks: I have to admit the fact that he then donated the chopped portion to Locks of Love. But can’t a girl be a little sad momentarily for the loss of her favorite male celebrity hairstyle?

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    • Sean

      Samantha, I’ll tell you what a dear friend of mine told me just before she got her head shaved for charity: “oh get over it, it’ll grow back.” :-)

      (She raised over $5K for the Make-A-Wish foundation, and Shaun White helped a small child feel better about herself while she goes through chemo. It’s all good.)

    • lucygoosey74

      I have to say that I’m totally down with this. Not only did he help a great charity, but he helped himself by getting rid of that carrot top-esque hair that always kinda bugged me.

    • Cee

      I bet Bar Rafaeli made him do this

    • MR

      I cut them off for The Cause, over 20 years ago. I’m a progressive, moderate Dem ( not a liberal Dem ) and wanted to be ( and have been ) taken seriously. Tough I must admit cutting them off for charity would have been even better. Mine were more brown than red :)

    • RM

      I couldn’t date a man who has the same exact hair as me. It would creep me out.

    • Kirch

      Its a shame this story has some holes…you need at leat ten inches of hair to donate to locks of love….and Shaun has far less than that. I applaud the thought though.