After a conservative Twitter user criticized women with hair dye, Twitter came out with claws (and hairspray).

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Conservative moron claims women with dyed hair have ‘mental illnesses,’ gets slammed

Cue every woman dying their hair to keep this man away.


Ana Valens

Internet Culture

Posted on Nov 1, 2018   Updated on May 21, 2021, 2:43 am CDT

Ladies, if you dye your hair and can’t get a man, it’s because you’re a poisonous predator advertising your deadly intentions. That’s what one conservative man believes, and his pseudo-science is getting the thrashing of a lifetime over on Twitter.

Self-described trainer, writer, and ballet dancer Alexander Juan Antonio Cortes spends his time retweeting far-right Twitter users like Mike Cernovich, known for propagating the Pizzagate conspiracy theory. He is also a fan of slut-shaming women, navel-gazing about women, and talking non-stop about women. But Cortes’ tweets caught up with him this week after he wrote a steaming hot take on women’s “unnatural hair colors” and how hair dye is scientifically built to keep men away, apparently.

“Unnatural hair colors in woman [sic] are a warning signal to stay away,” Cortes argued. “It’s an example [of] Aposematism—the phenomenon of poisonous animals in nature advertising their toxicity and lethality.”

Cortes went on to compare women with hair dye to “animals like poison arrow frogs” and “venomous snakes,” who use their bright colors to tell other animals “to stay away from messing with them.”

“When you see a woman with red blue green purple rainbow hair, it’s a sign of mental illness and derangement,” Cortes claimed. “Think of Harley Quinn. Obviously she’s more attractive than your typical unnaturally hair colored SJW chick. But would you want to date this girl? She’s literally homicidal.”

Wow, really makes you think, huh?

Nah, not really. Twitter let him know his theory was flawed.

Cortes’ analogy doesn’t even make sense scientifically. After all, humans mate with other humans. We aren’t all hell-bent on killing each other. Of course, there’s always the possibility that Cortes has zero knowledge about courtship and who the predator actually is.

Oh, and Cortes wasn’t spared a few personal insults on the way down.

A couple women even flaunted their dyed hair in his mentions.


As for Cortes, he’s nursing his wounds in stride.

“I expect the Toxic Thottery to come out in full force for this one,” he tweeted. “Pay attention to the behavior of these succubus’s [sic] and she-devils gentlemen. It will be a lesson for you in what to avoid dating and never reproduce with.”

“I don’t think you have to worry about that last bit,” one Twitter user replied.

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*First Published: Nov 1, 2018, 9:10 am CDT