RIP to the real star of ‘Stranger Things’: Steve Harrington’s mullet

People are mourning Stranger Things star Joe Keery’s iconic mullet after he cut it off and got bangs. Keery’s long mullet was a staple of his character, Steve Harrington.

“In memoriam: Joe Keery’s immaculate hair [2015-2019],” Twitter user @tash_dodich commemorated.

Then people started tweeting about who Keery now looks like with the new bangs–the results ranging from Game of Thrones’ Sam Tarly to Jim Carey in Dumb and Dumber.

Keery debuted the fresh ‘do at the new Chanel fragrance launch.

“Joe Keery said ‘fuck it, bangs.’ Joe Keery is every girl experiencing a mental breakdown at 2am,” Twitter user @TheSharayah wrote. Another dubbed it the scariest thing they had seen on Friday the 13th.

“Me locking Joe Keery up until his hair grows back,” another wrote with a meme of the supernanny, Jo Frost, locking a child in their room for being naughty.

Well, at least one person likes Keery’s new look. “Joe Keery looks like a vintage babe now,” a Joe Keery stan account, @Keeryluv, tweeted.

Seriously, first The Weekend and now this. Will we never know peace?


Sierra Juarez

Sierra Juarez

Sierra Juarez is a freelance journalist and fact-checker based in Mexico. She most enjoys writing about human rights and politics and working in audience engagement. Her work has appeared in the Texas Tribune, the Austin American–Statesman, and the San Antonio Current.