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Tragedy Hits Millions

From a very young age, I learned what it meant to be head over heels in love. To be so smitten that you start planning your wedding and future life. How, you ask, did my six year old self know this type of love? Girllll, I was a child of the 90’s boy band revolution and I had my heart set on Justin Timberlake. And Joey Fatone, Lance Bass and JC Chasez. I didn’t bother with Chris Kirkpatrick though, because his pineapple head braids freaked me out (and rightfully so!).

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This experience of love is exactly why I’ve always had a soft spot for One Direction. Besides their songs being catchy as hell (and pretty cute), I see my younger cousins and friends’ little sisters go nuts for those fellas and I get it! I understand what it’s like to be hopelessly devoted to the members of a boy band. That’s why when I heard the news that Zayn Malik quit 1D, I felt the devastation of millions.

However, I also find enjoyment in laughing at the personal misfortune of tweens, so seeing the Internet buzz with their dramatic reactions was pure gold. Even better was seeing Mayor Marty Walsh express his sympathies while doing a Twitter chat around the same time that Zayn made his announcement:
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So in the words of our fearless leader, it’s time to solider on. May Zayn’s memory (and man bun) live eternally.

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Posted by Tracy


It’s no secret that these days people (*cough* me *cough*) are all about the man bun. I mean, ALL. ABOUT. IT.

There’s even an Instagram handle dedicated to capturing all of the men out there rocking the trendy look as they go about their days. Hello, @ManBunMonday.

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Yet despite the booming popularity, there is a group of activists called Derick Watts & The Sunday Blues that have a serious problem with the man bun…or at least one specific breed of man bun. That being the man “top knot.”

DW & TSB have committed to their belief with a #StopTheKnot crusade. Recently, they posted a video of themselves going out into society and cutting off the top knots of poor, unsuspecting men in public. They justify their actions by claiming that the top knot is “not functional” and “looks like you’re balancing a rubber band on your head.”

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Regardless of their logic (or lack thereof), the video is hilarious and went viral with over 5 million views in one week. Whether this was a ploy to get YouTube famous or an extreme act of cyber (and physical) bullying, you have to respect their ability to entertain.

Posted by Iman