Harry Styles’ mom defends his buzzcut: It will grow back if he wants

Harry Styles caused a little bit of an escandalo last week when he showed up at a U2 concert in Las Vegas (the sphere looks SO COOL) with girlfriend Taylor Russell showing off a new buzzed haircut. Because we live in an era of parasocial relationships and people that will absolutely lose their minds if they can’t make their opinions known on the Internet, some of his fans freaked out. It was… well, let’s just say I rolled my eyes and tried to ignore the story because who cares about a grown man’s haircut? It’s hair. Hair grows back. Harry’s mom, Anne Twist, agrees with me. After the outrage peaked on Friday, Twist did what many moms of famous people do when they need defending: She lectured fans via Instagram.

Not everyone loves that Harry Styles got a buzz cut — but his mom is defending it. Fans have been divided since news broke last week about the pop star’s hairstyle, leading his mother to address the uproar Friday on social media.

“When you consider that H has a legacy of kindness and inclusion, has always made every effort to make everyone feel seen and appreciated for exactly who they are … there’s an irony in the negativity he’s been shown for having a haircut,” Anne Twist wrote on Instagram, referring to Styles.

“Sorry,” the mother continued, “but I don’t get it.”

Twist’s comments were accompanied by an image showing a melodramatic headline about Styles’ haircut — apparently from the New York Post — and a humorous rewrite that satirized its over-the-top language.

“Let’s uncrap that,” Twist’s image reads, changing the original headline to “Breaking news: It’s hair! It’s his! Also it will grow back. If he wants.”

Styles recently sported the buzz cut at a U2 concert in Las Vegas — a show he reportedly attended with actor Taylor Russell, who is rumored to be his girlfriend. The surprising hairstyle sent fans into a tailspin, leading to an avalanche of social media posts.

“U2 really just continues to give us things we don’t need, that album that got push onto our phones and now the debuting of a bald Harry Styles,” wrote one user on X, the platform formerly known as Twitter.

Styles, a three-time Grammy winner, largely dominated pop culture headlines in 2022 due to a reported romance with Olivia Wilde, amid her difficult split from actor Jason Sudeikis. And while Styles’ new haircut is similarly controversial, many fans continue to have his back.

“Man built an empire, spreads love, tolerance, creativity and kindness, and still some of you are limiting yourselves to commenting on his hair,” one Instagram user wrote. “Ask yourselves how you would feel.”

“Nobody has the right to comment on his appearance he is still a human being with feelings,” wrote another, adding that “he is still OUR Harry with curly hair or not. Imagine being him right now seeing all these vile comments. ITS NOT NICE.”

[From HuffPo]

Anne was spitting truths, though. It’s just hair, FFS. It grows back and for someone with short hair like Harry, I’m sure it will grow fairly quickly, too. Do I think it looks great!? No, I love those luscious curls too! But I’m all for people making their own choices, even if they’re unfortunate ones. As I’ve mentioned before, I get an itch to cut my hair above my shoulders every so often but then immediately regret it and remember why I grow it out every time. But, it always grows out, so the stakes are low. I’m also amused by the fans who are all, “Let the man have whatever haircut he wants, looks don’t matter” while still calling him “OUR” Harry. I’m sure he’s grateful for their permission and possession.

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18 Responses to “Harry Styles’ mom defends his buzzcut: It will grow back if he wants”

  1. SAS says:

    As someone who finds this look way hotter than the previous mess on his head, I’ve been struggling to understand the drama.

  2. DebDowner says:

    David Beckham did it first ;—)

  3. Immaculate Misconception says:

    Love that mom stepped in and quickly set the fandom right about Harry’s hair. It will grow, grow it’s not a big deal. I don’t know much about Harry styles because I wasn’t of the generation that grew up loving him, but she should be intensely proud that her son aside from his hair, apparently) is known even by those who don’t follow his music for being kind to all. I’ve heard a lot of really good things about him . Also, his mom is unsurprisingly beautiful and she looks so young!

  4. Do says:

    She looks like Olivia Coleman (whom I LOVE) in these pictures, doesn’t she?

    • Immaculate Misconception says:

      Oooh, you are right! I wouldn’t have caught onto it at first but now that you said it, I can’t unsee it.

  5. FancyPants says:

    “What’s the difference between a bad haircut and a good haircut? About two weeks.” — my grandfather
    I’m partial to the curly hair, but he has such a pretty face, he looks fine either way. [shrugs]

  6. Laura says:

    People need to chill.

    He’s Harry Styles, he’s going to be cool regardless, and it’s his hair to decide to do what he wants with!

  7. Iris says:

    There has been some speculating that he did it to prepare for a hair transplant, and other people putting photos of him side by side with Travis kelce, captioning it with the Taylor lyrics “your new girl is my clone”. That could be what she’s referring to?

    • TIFFANY says:

      Nothing good ever comes out of dating Swifty. Nothing.

      I said what I said.

    • February pisces says:

      His hair is receding a bit around his edges but it’s not so bad. If he is getting a transplant then good for him, men wait far too long to take action.

  8. Angie says:

    Never thought or cared much re: HS or his circle, but what a cutie pie his mom is!! And smart & thoughtful too. Ok I do have one opinion – glad the hot mess of Olivia is gone from his life.

  9. Twin Falls says:

    “I get an itch to cut my hair above my shoulders every so often but then immediately regret it and remember why I grow it out every time.”

    Lol this is exactly where I am right now trying to talk myself out of it.

    Go HS mom. I can’t imagine being a celebrity’s parent. It would be so hard to not make statements like this all the time when it seems like your kid is being treated unfairly.

    • SarahCS says:

      Not to add to your dilemma but I’m here to represent the other side of the debate! I had hair below my shoulders for all my 20’s and 30’s but once i got into my 40’s I wasn’t loving it anymore. I still loved the idea of long hair but the combination of perimenopause and having partially dyed it for years caught up with me and it just looked a bit meh. I had it cut to a chin length bob last summer (2022) and I LOVE it.

  10. VilleRose says:

    I did think he was a young Kevin Federline the first time I saw him with the buzzcut and was like oh what’s with the old pic of K Fed lol. I remember when Justin Timberlake buzzed his hair after sporting his little curly mop during the NSYNC years, wasn’t it a huge deal too?

    Anyways hair grows back. I grew out my hair very long (too long really) for two years before I cut it to donate it. And I immediately regretted it cutting it so short as I always do. This time last year, I looked back at pics and it seemed so short to me. I haven’t cut it since April 2022 and I know I need to cut it again before it gets too long again.

  11. Grant says:

    Love his long hair (really loved it a few years ago when it was down to his shoulders!) but I also love the buzz cut. People are crazy! Let the man experiment.

  12. NaTalia says:

    Just because fans buy or stream his music doesn’t mean they own him or have a say about his life. His buzz cut is cute. His curls were cute. He is just cute.

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