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Tuesday, July 6, 2010
Shaun White haircut hoax causes stir


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White, torturing fans on Facebook with this pic.

Shaun White threw a jokey little iPhone photo up on his Facebook last night but his fans are dead serious. The pic shows Shaun in front of a barber shop sign with a simple caption asking, "I don't know.......... Is it time??" (sic.)

Apparently not. An outpouring of support for Shaun's hair was shown almost immediately with 80-percent of female respondents begging him not to chop his locks. A number of males seem to think it is time for a trim but we sense a bit of cyber jealousy and manipulation in their stated opinions. One fellow was quite adamant, ad evidenced by his staccato period use: "dude, dont. even. think. about. it."

At 7:30 am EST, the Facebook page was drawing a new comment approximately every 30 seconds, many replete with all caps NOOOOOOOO!s and haircare advice from middle-aged southern belles. Almost 2500 people had already clicked "Like." So what does this celebrity crowd sourcing tell us? Well, Shaun's hair is more famous than anything else in snowboarding, clearly.