As you can see in that photo above, and as it was briefly talked about an hour ago, Rihanna has cut all her hair off. And it looks SO CUTE.
Rihanna showed off her new, adorable hair when she made her way to a rehearsal for tonight’s VMAs. Which are happening tonight, as we said, and which Sarah is liveblogging. Tune in!
But hey, another reason why I wanted to show you Rihanna’s new hair – which, in case you were wondering, is still incredibly, amazingly awesome – is that we’ve been having such a fun time talking about Emma Watson and the politics of short hair, and I wanted to keep the discussion going because it’s a topic that I feel strongly about. And just a warning, this is about to get real personal, so if that offends you, probably go read an encyclopedia or something.
Like I said yesterday, I’ve had a lot of women tell me that they’d love to have short hair, but their significant others don’t approve. I’ve also had a lot of women tell me that they’d love to have short hair, but it would look terrible on them. So many people think that a lady has to be very thin and preferably short with a dainty little nose and tiny ears and so many other specific features to pull off short hair. And listen. We have to stop this. We have to promote short hair for everyone who wants it. We have to let go of the fear.
See, I have short hair, and I love it. Well, I’m in the process of growing it out right now, mostly because my wedding is coming up relatively soon and I want to be able to have more options with my hair, but I seriously love it. And I’m pretty short, but you guys. I’m fat. I know. But I think I look better with short hair. Look, I even have comparison photos!
The photo on the left is from last year, and, as you can see, I’m sporting long hair and a ridiculously excited face from playing with a horse. The photo on the left is from this spring, and that’s me with short hair (that’s admittedly in need of a trim) and also my boyfriend. You don’t have to be Emma Watson or Rihanna or Natalie Portman to have short hair and look cute, you guys. I promise.
And just to bring this back to Rihanna and the VMAs and Rihanna’s precious head for a minute, guess what. She and Chris Brown are both seated on the front row at the VMAs, and you know what else? There are only seven seats between them. Seven! How much do you want to bet that he’ll try to reach across and touch her knee?