It’s the end of an era. Beautiful bearded man Jason Momoa is no more. After a ruthless collision with an electric razor, he is a beautiful beardless man. Life is about endings and new beginnings. And Momoa didn’t just shave and pop up at a red carpet clean faced and confounding. To his credit, he has given us all a chance to say goodbye to the beard that’s seen him—and us—through Game of Thrones, The Bad Batch, Justice League and Aquaman.
Brace yourself and behold his farewell to facial hair video.
“I think 2012 is the last time I shaved,” Momoa recounts, referencing perhaps his beardless performance in Conan The Barbarian, a movie Dustin described as “if a bag of hammers and a box of hair got married and had a baby.” It was such a disaster that Dustin declared it the death of Momoa’s movie career. (Also RIP to those GIFs. Still, you get the idea.) But Momoa’s career grew as his facial hair did, defining his brawny, beardy brand of bravado. And now, he says goodbye.
“Goodbye, Drogo. Goodbye, Arthur Curry. Goodbye, Declan,” he says, pitching his severed hairs to the winds. But then Momoa explains this mane sacrifice. It’s to launch his new product line of canned water. What does beard shaving have to do with the recyclability of aluminum or canned water? Absolutely nothing. But did he get us to post what is basically a commercial by exploiting our fascination with his facial hair? Absolutely.
Well played, Momoa.
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