Newsflash: lesbian haircuts are making a comeback! Thank
goodness! Well, that's according to Dorothy Snarker's
blog on afterellen.com. Here, she showcases a range of
'lesbian' barnets, ranging from Mena Suvari's short fuzzy crop to
Cote de Pablo's ponytail and everything in between. But wait, here
is a variety of different hairstyles; short, long, cropped, bobbed,
blonde, dark, coloured, natural, up, down etc. Not a crew-cut in
So, Rachel Evan Wood tweeted "I called it! Miley Cyrus is
leaning towards gay!" and then
faced a barrage of criticism. Cyrus's followers were tweeting
like mad, some saying "That was a cruel and insensitive mean girl
comment" and "Stop the press! I must be gay and I don't know it.
Still keeping my hair short".
Inevitably, Wood had to retract her comment and justify her
words. In a series of tweets, she wrote "i don't judge people
on how they look. Nor do i associate a hair style with sexuality. i
myself am bisexual and have always 'joked' about Miley giving me
gay vibes. Not a bad thing! Just an observation. So i 'joked' when
she cut her hair that it supported my case. But i am not so close
minded or into stereotypes or labeling. It was a joke. Period.
could care less what gender she was attracted to. But don't hate me
for supporting her in whatever She chooses. Its all fine by me.
That is all."
It probably won't surprise you to know that Miley Cyrus
(pictured right) wasn't offended by the original tweet
anyway, replying to Wood's comment with "well said!" and later
becoming Twitter friends.
A work colleague once said my hair made me look "like a dyke."
Granted, my hair was shorter than some, but I didn't think it made
me look like a lesbian, even if I was. The problem is that people
feel more comfortable when they can give someone a label or
associate it with something. It could even be argued that lesbians
feel better when they can identify themselves and their female
counterparts on the style of their hair. Would I be less gay if my
hair were long?
Similarly, Emma Watson had
problems with 'gay' rumours when she had her Hermione hair
pixie bobbed. In an interview with The Independent back in
February, Watson said "that haircut did make me realise how
subjective everyone's opinion is. Some people were very for it and
some people thought I'd lost my shit".
It seems crazy that hair can evoke such strong feelings in
people and even crazier that people find it offensive to be
associated with gay or lesbian. But here's a thought, brace
yourselves… Maybe ladies want 'gay' hairstyles because lesbians are
So ladies, the moral of the story is, do whatever you want with
your hair (maybe not the mullet though) and be proud of your
lesbian looks because someone, somewhere wants to be just like
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