These days people in general are more politically correct, and I feel that we, as a society, are more accepting of others than we have ever been before. I like to believe that I am of that same theory, but sometimes I encounter something that makes me do a double-take. Makes me stop in my tracks with my jaw wide open and say "What? Why?"
This doesn't happen to me that often, but I want to share one of these WTF moments with you. Yes, I am talking about Nick Cannon's hair in this photo from his hosting of America's Got Talent. Now, for the record, I have never been a fan of the "man bun" hairstyle that seems to have grown in popularity, but I have come to accept it... but this! This is... I am at a loss for words. What is this? When I first saw him with this hairstyle I couldn't speak. What in the world, or who in the world, made him do that to his hair? ...and more importantly, why? Is he hoping to be the leader of a new hair trend that is going to sweep the world. My dear Lord, I hope not.
Now, I am trying my hardest to understand and live life without judgement, but he is making it nearly impossible for me to do so. Now, for the record, I don't know much about Nick Cannon except that he is in this TV role and he was married to Mariah Carey, or is he still - I apologize, neither one of them are in the genre of music I prefer, so I don't keep track of these things. Nick Cannon however appears that he is a respectable, intelligent, and good looking young man - am I wrong with saying that? Again I don't know much about him. But I would have to question my son's sanity if he ever wanted to do his hair like that, or my daughter's sanity if she ever brought home a boy that had hair like that.
I know, I know, how narrow-minded I must be to place judgement on someone because of a hairstyle, but come on. Let's put the politically correct masks of our opinions aside for a moment and take a good look at that hair. I am sure deep down inside of you, when you first saw that "do", you said "wow, I like his hair" - I doubt it very much. Maybe you were a bigger person than I am and didn't criticize it aloud, but you did/do share my same thoughts... don't you?
Am I just getting old? Is stuff like this going to keep testing my acceptance level? Overall, I am a pretty accepting person I feel, but I guess this proves to me that I am not perfect? What are your thoughts on this? Am I just getting to be on old fuddy-duddy? Is the fact that I am even using the term "fuddy-duddy" prove that I AM old already? Or are you with me on these thoughts about this hair???
Until next time... Happy Cooking... and Happy Good Hair Days!