Jared Leto debuts his pink hair at Paris Fashion Week: hideous or hot?


True story: when I first glanced through these photos, I thought “Oh, that’s weird that Miley Cyrus is wandering around Paris Fashion Week.” Is it less weird when it’s a pink-haired Jared Leto? Jared attended the Balmain show a few days ago, but these photos are just of Jared wandering around Paris in skinny sweatpants (??) and a poncho. The Daily Mail referred to this as a ‘90s throwback look. Um, NO. I mean, sure, ponchos were in style back in the ‘90s but those leggings are part of the absolutely hideous ‘80s throwback trend. SO FUG.

Jared had been sporting acid-green hair for The Joker in Suicide Squad. They revealed his character photo back in April, and everyone was like … “Ugh, this.” I don’t know if he was filming Suicide Squad throughout the summer, but he definitely still had acid-green hair as late as August. My guess is he bleached the green out and then maybe tried to dye it red and it came out pink. Dudes with pink hair: love it or hate it? I think I have some residual affection for pink hair on dudes, quite honestly. The first time I ever saw a dude rock pink hair was probably Kurt Cobain. And he looked nice with pink hair. So… maybe overall, this is a ‘90s throwback look.


Jared also Instagrammed a shirtless photo, if you’re into that (I am not).

Le Pink and Le Pain #Paris

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  1. bettyrose says:

    Is he auditioning to be the next Joaquin Phoenix?

  2. RocketMerry says:

    And thank you, Jared Leto, for officially making unnatural hair colors SO NOT HOT anymore.

  3. Kitten says:

    Ugh. I’m too distracted by that terrible outfit to even care about the pink hair. That sandwich looks yummy though.

  4. lower-case deb says:

    how try hard can a 43-year old man be? very, apparently.
    my eyeballs are hurting. gosh.

    i mean, not even being Jordan Catalano will give you so much pass in my book. ugh.
    plus Uncle Terry. double ugh.

  5. What was that says:

    So, ..how old is he???
    Older than Bieber?…it’s a little sad when you dress style screams attention ,attention ..
    Not fashion forward just pushy..

  6. GoodNamesAllTaken says:

    Oh brother, as minx would say.

  7. Emmy says:

    I’m pretty sure he already had the pink hair at the VMAs.

  8. Ayra. says:

    I thought he had dyed his hair pink a while ago… or have I started to see things?

    But on to his outfit… Isn’t there an unwritten fashion rule that you don’t pair prints like this, unless you’re some sort of fashion genie? Nevertheless, I’d wear the poncho on a cold winter night with some hot tea and a horrible reality tv show, it looks amazingly warm and comfy.

  9. QQ says:

    He looks like the love child of a white chick appropriating something at coachella and a stockbroker douche from the 80s

  10. Sunsetsnow says:

    He is going about this the wrong way. His insecurity at taking over the role after Ledger’s portrayal, and trying to distinguish himself, is coming across like a cartoon and try-hard. It’s not working at all. I actually liked how he remained low key and did not seem desperate for fame. i guess this role changed it for him.

  11. smcollins says:

    Make fun of me if you want, but this look makes me miss the Hippie Jesus Jared. He looked pretty hot with the long hair and beard, imho. This look is just ridiculous.

  12. kri says:

    This is more of a throw up look, not a throwback look.

  13. bettyrose says:

    I don’t remember ponchos in the 90s but I was so proud of my psychedelic tights circa late 80s. And I shamelessly mixed patterns, bonus if some lame adult said my outfit gave them a headache.

  14. ldub says:

    there is a painting of him in an attic somewhere, at the chateau marmount, maybe? that is ravaged with age.

  15. M. says:

    No. No.

    And also, the pretty buy really isn’t aging well. at all.

  16. Cindy says:

    I say this every post about Leto, but he scares me. Can’t put my finger on why. And it’s not because of this poncho/pants/stupid sandwich picture. It’s something about *him*.

  17. Matador says:

    Can we please take his Oscar back and give it Fassbender or Abdi?

  18. Nancy says:

    Somebody better tell Angela that Jordon Catalano is nibbling on the mushrooms…what a mad hatter he became.

  19. luelueloop says:

    Isn’t he dating a 19 yr old or something?

  20. OTHER RENEE says:


    Grow up, dude.

  21. ell says:

    hideous. everything about him is hideous, i don’t get the hype at all. plus, he looks so short.

    • Petrichor says:

      I just don’t understand why women always have to insult men by calling them short. Especially in a throwaway comment like this one, tacked on at the end as if to say, “Oh, yeah, and if all those other insults weren’t bad enough, he looks short too.” Like short is code for small penis or something. A man is not less of a man because his height doesn’t live up to some arbitrary societal standard where tall=more masculine.

      And yes–my husband is “short” but he’s also confident enough not to have let his height define him.

  22. parissucksliterally says:

    He has been fighting the hot for years. Poor, poor Jared – born beautiful…..

  23. bellenola says:

    He looks like he lost a bet, but I still would. ;)

  24. Jaded says:

    He looks like the personification of “do not take the brown acid”.

  25. Bridget says:

    He has always been a try-hard, but he just has more opportunities and a higher profile. It turns out that winning an Oscar doesn’t make you less of a tool.

    Also, how does he look so bad? Did we just not notice he funky he looks because he had all that facial hair? Because for someone who used to be so good looking there is just something really off-putting about him now.

  26. Amy M. says:

    His leggings seem to be a mish mash of superhero comics, probably a nod to his role in Suicide Squad.

  27. Sara says:

    Why does he want to make himself look ugly?

  28. AG-UK says:

    It’s not the hair which he has had for a while it’s that OUTFIT. But he’s a good looking man but he’s stuck somewhere else 80′s:90′s. I have never seen any photos where he doesn’t wear strange clothes but I prefer his long hair look. To each his known.

  29. SillySimone says:

    You know, I don’t care what color his hair is or the crazy clothes he wears. He is still hot as hell. I’d hit it.

  30. Duchess of Corolla says:

    Kinda looks like an idiot.

  31. lila fowler says:

    Is it for Breast Cancer Awareness month?

  32. Gobo says:

    He went pink intentionally, the last pic is of him with the pink hair dye on. It’s like a pink conditioner.

  33. ek says:

    I think he’s always hot. I know…silly me. But I can’t help it.