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Rikkitic

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#257133 17-Sep-2019 09:42
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We seem to have entered an era of bad hair on some political figures. Is this limited to the Right, or am I just prejudiced? My votes, in order of awfulness, go to:

 

1. Kim Jong-Un. Do his lackeys wake him each day and tell him how wonderful his hair looks? Does he have a mirror?

 

2. Boris Johnson. Someone give that man a comb.

 

3. Donald Trump. Someone give that man a toupee.

 

4. Paula Bennet. Is she trying to make herself look taller? Or just angrier?

 

 

 

Feel free to add your own. 

 

 

 

   





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  #2318973 17-Sep-2019 10:00
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You're prejudiced.

 

Some left-wing bad hair examples of the top of my head (see what I did there?):

 

Helen Clark, Ruth Dyson, Diane Abbott.





= > ÷

 

 


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  #2318982 17-Sep-2019 10:11
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Who cares? the cover does not make the book.


 
 
 
 


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  #2319039 17-Sep-2019 10:44
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MikeB4:

 

Who cares? the cover does not make the book.

 

 

I'm  not suggesting it does. The topic is just bad hair.

 

 





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  #2319055 17-Sep-2019 10:51
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Kim Jong Un styles his hair so he looks like his deified (in NK political culture) grandfather (in 1950):

 

 

Boris has had a haircut, he's a serious Tory politician now:

 

 

Snopes fact checked this, and confirm that it's an artist's representation, not actually Trump sans-toupee and de-oranged:

 

 

As for Paula Bennett, I'm not going to comment negatively as I don't believe it's fair or reasonable to do so.

 

The far-right and often just ordinary conservatives disproportionately target opposition female politicians because of gender, appearance etc.

 

If it's "misandrous" to criticise the appearance of male leaders, then the evidence seems to show it doesn't have much real impact. 

 

 


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  #2319059 17-Sep-2019 10:56
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I freely admit that I have a thing about judging people for their looks, to me it is just another form of bigotry. I was abused and bullied as a child for having red hair and now as an adult I have been abused for having no hair (hair lost due medical treatment).


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  #2319067 17-Sep-2019 11:06
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I don't think the way someone looks has a single thing to do with the way they are. I do sometimes wonder about image and self-perception, though. I don't think any of the hair styles I cited above look especially good or flattering and I don't think it is cruel or unfair to point that out, especially when it involves a public figure. Do the people involved actually believe they look good that way, or do they just not care? It is a fair question since hair style is something that can be changed, unlike height or scars or other aspects beyond the control of the individual.

 

 





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  #2319071 17-Sep-2019 11:10
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Rikkitic:

 

We seem to have entered an era of bad hair on some political figures. Is this limited to the Right, or am I just prejudiced? My votes, in order of awfulness, go to:

 

1. Kim Jong-Un. Do his lackeys wake him each day and tell him how wonderful his hair looks? Does he have a mirror?

 

2. Boris Johnson. Someone give that man a comb.

 

3. Donald Trump. Someone give that man a toupee.

 

4. Paula Bennet. Is she trying to make herself look taller? Or just angrier?

 

 

 

Feel free to add your own. 

 

 

 

   

 

 

Perhaps you should post a pic of your hair so we can comment on that. Yes you are prejudiced and this post is wrong.


 
 
 
 


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  #2319080 17-Sep-2019 11:28
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If I ever decide to run for office I will definitely post a picture of my hair.

 

 





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  #2319089 17-Sep-2019 11:40
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Rikkitic:

 

If I ever decide to run for office I will definitely post a picture of my hair.

 

 

And your tax returns please.


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