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

@edsbs/Twitter

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

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

 

Mikael Thalen

Tech

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

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

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

https://twitter.com/abgutman/status/1360304675212337152?s=20

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

https://twitter.com/thor_benson/status/1360311328943054848?s=20

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

https://twitter.com/CTWritePretty/status/1360305919276449792?s=20
https://twitter.com/vegasharby/status/1360320252027035659?s=20

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.

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.

https://twitter.com/rbuchavist/status/1360324468959293440?s=20
https://twitter.com/AyyMistaCarter/status/1360316743684612098?s=20

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.

ted cruz has mullet fade hari cut
The Hill/Twitteer

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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