Today’s breaking news is Childish Gambino now has a blonde beard, and apparently people care. I can only apologise.
Donald Glover has grown a beard before, but this time he appears to have bleached it blonde – THE SHOCK!
At a pre-Grammy party last night (February 8) in Los Angeles, the American actor and rapper was photographed showcasing his new look, leaving Twitter divided.
I’m sure there are other, more important things people can debate on social media, but unfortunately, this is just the world we live in.
One tweeter didn’t know how she felt about the new facial hair, writing:
What did Donald Glover to his beard. I’m so lost, like what was the point.
Personally I’m at a loss as to why you decided to tweet that. ‘What was the point?’
what did donald glover to his beard i'm so lost like what was the point
— adriana 20 (@chIorine) February 8, 2019
This user didn’t like the new look tweeting:
Donald Glover should have kept the henna on his beard a little longer before washing it off.
Donald Glover should have kept the henna on his beard a little longer before washing it off pic.twitter.com/z0WW9sByw3
— ✨ (@lamaonline) February 8, 2019
Another person agreed:
Donald Glover looks like a goof with that new beard.
Donald Glover looks like a goof with that new beard
— 🧜🏽♀️ (@fvcksparkle) February 8, 2019
We may never know the real reason why Glover dyed his beard blonde, which may destroy some of you. I honestly have no idea how I’ll be able to cope with that truth!
However, his choice of facial hair may have something to do with the fact he’s playing Simba in Disney’s upcoming live action remake of The Lion King.
Well, that’s what this Twitter user thinks:
— ŃĘWMAN ĪSH (@TCHKLOA) February 8, 2019
I hate to break it to you pal, but Glover isn’t going to transform into a lion for the role.
While the film is indeed a live action movie which uses motion capture, Simba is animated so Glover’s blonde beard won’t be seen on the big screen.
What a shame…
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Emily Murray is a journalist at UNILAD. She graduated from the University of Leeds with a BA in English Literature and History before studying for a Masters in Journalism at the University of Salford. Emily has previously worked for the BBC, ITV and Trinity Mirror. When Emily isn’t writing about topics including mental health and entertainment, you can find her at the cinema which is her second home.