Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tx.) and his haircut


Ted Cruz’s mullet-fade sets the internet on fire

'The Ted Cruz cut: Business up front, insurrection in the back.'


Mikael Thalen


Published Feb 12, 2021   Updated Feb 12, 2021, 3:39 pm CST

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) is inspiring memes online after a photograph appeared to show the politician with a new haircut.

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The image, which popped up on Twitter Friday, shows Cruz with what looks to be a high fade and a mullet.

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“Expel Ted Cruz from the Senate over this haircut,” journalist Abraham Gutman wrote.

Others compared Cruz to countless figures from popular culture who sported similar cuts as well.

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“The Ted Cruz cut: Business up front, insurrection in the back,” @TheDoctorCarson said.

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One user even went back and found an old tweet from Cruz in which he criticized left-wing protesters with mullets.

“This you?” @Ky_Money said.

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But not everyone was disgusted. Some argued that despite their distaste for the lawmaker, Cruz’s hair was actually pretty cool.

“Not a Ted Cruz fan, but we have to be intellectually honest and admit his current hair/beard combo looks cool,” writer Jay Boller stated.

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It remains unclear if Cruz actually had his hair purposely cut that way or if the image has been altered. But a video from the Hill today appears to show a similar look.

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The Daily Dot reached out to Cruz’s office to inquire about the politician’s hair but have not heard back.

Either way, whether bad lighting or a mid-life crisis, Cruz’s radical hairdo has caused quite the stir.

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*First Published: Feb 12, 2021, 3:36 pm CST