It’s an epidemic that’s recently been widespread and without a cure, inflicting some of the most desirably-locked men in Hollywood. Fans learned late on Monday that Tom Holland was the most recent leading man to chop off his tousled mane.
In a video message to a fan, Holland casually unveils a buzz cut, news which quickly circulated on Twitter. “TOM HOLLAND IS HAIRLESS NOOOOOO,” an early whistleblower alerted when posting the video.
The loss of Holland’s locks comes after a slew of other stars. Before Holland’s major transformation, Timothée Chalamet traded in his tresses for a bowl cut. In September, Stranger Things’ Joe Keery inspired anguish when he debuted a shorter cut of his own.
Just as Chalamet changed his aesthetic for the upcoming Netflix film The King, it seems Holland’s new look is also for the big screen. Per Holland’s IMDB, his next project is a war drama called Cherry, which will be directed by Avengers: Endgame filmmakers Joe and Anthony Russo. The plot is described as: “An Army medic suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder becomes a serial bank robber after an addiction to drugs puts him in debt.”
One of the original users to share Holland’s new look reminded fans of this reasoning, tweeting, “i just want y’all to know that this was NOT his choice it’s for a movie ok stan cherry (2020).” As the internet processes its emotions—and waits for the epidemic’s next mark—here are the best reactions to Holland’s new look.