Jealousy fuels hairstyle haters


Devon Schroeder

Staff Writer Eli Achtzen defends the esteemed history of the man bun.

Eli Achtzehn, Staff Writer

The idea of a man with long hair using a hair tie to wear a bun is more controversial than most political scandals today. It sometimes seems as if the resurgence of this style has created controversy and turmoil nationwide similar to that of the civil rights movement.

Curiously, criticism of the man-bun most often comes from other men rather than women, while the main goal of the man bun is to impress women — which it does.

Guys who don’t have the hair needed to pull off a man bun are the ones most likely to show contempt for those who have the ability to wear one. But even then, there is no reason for the irrational hate and criticism that is popular among the envious.

Many in their jealousy try to write the style off as a modern trend that will soon fade. To see that the bun’s conquest of male heads is not just a “fad,” one can look to the infamous Terracotta Warriors, some of the greatest conquerors in world history, who also were wielders of the man bun.

That army dates the hairstyle back to the third century — meaning that if it was a trend, it would be the longest trend in human history. This also means that disrespecting the style of men with long hair is equivalent to disrespecting all of China and its rich and vibrant history.

Also, the idea that the man bun is a feminine style that should be left for women is completely illogical. The word “man” is literally in the name. It cannot get more masculine than that.

Criticism and hate toward the man bun usually does not make much sense, and is most often rooted in jealousy. Basically, they hate us ‘cause they ain’t us.