I admit it. When I try to grow a beard it is a catastrophe on a dramatic scale no matter how long I go without shaving.
Constantly there’s a bald patch either on the jaw or on the cheeks – creating quite the peculiar selection of facial hair no matter what your preferences are.
Normally when I decide to let my hairs grow free there’s quite the collection of hairy types floating around, however in all my years I have never come across a hairy Eminem, and as reports the Daily Mail these fans certainly haven’t either.
That is, until now.
After over 20 years of seeing the silky smooth Eminem, Slim Shady, and Stan we all know and love – I have to say it’s rather interesting to see him growing the odd few hairs on the face. It’s also incredibly peculiar.
And as you can probably imagine, people on the Internet were just as divided in opinion as I am:
BRUH ITS REAL EMINEM HAS A BEARD pic.twitter.com/C7Jgqv1Odb
— Eminem Quotes (@EminemQuotes1) June 23, 2017
Eminem has a beard. I've seen it all, ladies and gentleman. pic.twitter.com/Ruc8ttYn0e
— ? (@shadykinggg) June 23, 2017
— Michael Green (@Lyricoldrap) June 23, 2017
The entire Eminem standom is freaking out over him growing a beard, this shit is great
— Lil Biscuits (@pricisionart) June 23, 2017
My face when I saw Eminem's beard for the first time……??? pic.twitter.com/y7Ynhj4y2H
— ♡ Sнα∂у Scαяℓєтт ♡ (@angry_blonde313) June 23, 2017
— Katie Auth (@KtMac2218) June 23, 2017
So far, admittedly it’s only a small dabble of stubble but given the reaction it has already garnered just imagine if Slim cultivated a full beard.
Based on his fans’ reaction thus far we can only assume the world would stop turning if he did.
Joseph Loftus is a Gold Standard NCTJ journalist with four years experience working for international and regional press.
As well as working for UNILAD and LADbible, Joseph has worked as Liverpool Correspondent for Unsigned & Independent Magazine, as well as stints with the Liverpool Echo and Warrington Guardian.