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Yeah. That’s what he really did. Theoretically, it was about the conversation he was having with the barber, but there was no way ear hair wasn’t going to take center stage. Twitter was there for the roast. So. Much.
Beto O'Rourke is livestreaming his haircut. At one point, he notes that his earhair is getting trimmed. Something he says needs to be done as you get older.— Matt Viser (@mviser) May 15, 2019.twitter.com/um040cwpTU
The biggest question people had, and certainly a very, very valid one, was “why?”
Again, the answer, technically, is “for the conversation.” But, still…
There were so many more.
(By the way, this is that quiz.) Not everyone was down for roasting, though. Sopan Deb of the New York Times brought up, as Yashar Ali mentioned (see above), the actual content of the conversation.
Alex Griswold of the Free Beacon responded.
I see Politics Media Twitter is here to pile and snark on Beto for “live-streaming his haircut,” and not mentioning that he’s interviewing the barber about his experience as an immigrant or as a business owner. Great use of the medium, all! — Sopan Deb (@SopanDeb) May 15, 2019
I have to say, if you’re doing the ear hair video, you have to expect your Very Serious Conversation might take a back seat. In any case, it makes a good “caption this” Twitter game for a Wednesday afternoon.
Arguably, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez drinking and cooking and telling people to stop propagating the human race is a better use of the medium, but I guess we’ll see in the long run.