Jaws dropped when pictures were released of Zooey Deschanel sans her signature bangs at the Met Gala. Not that it looks bad or anythingâ€¦as if that ageless, blue-eyed dollface could look anything less than adorable. I donâ€™t think itâ€™s in her programming. But it still caused a universal double-take of, â€śWait, THATâ€™S Zooey Deschanel?â€ť
Itâ€™s as if the Zooey Deschanel persona is so defined that altering it in any way is nothing short of blasphemy. Letâ€™s not forget the one time she pinned her hair into a side-parted bob and everyone lost their shit.
Consider this, though: Zooey Deschanel is not just a well-developed persona, sheâ€™s a person. And every time we have some sort of haircut crisis (remember all the fuss about Michelle Obamaâ€™s bangs?) weâ€™re judging a womanâ€™s worth based on superficial qualities. And thatâ€™s unfair to the actress, indie singer-songwriter and co-founder of Hellogiggles.
With that all said, Iâ€™m sure this isnâ€™t the last weâ€™ve seen of the most glorious bangs in Hollywood. In fact, you can still see Zooey Deschanelâ€™s bangs star in the season finale of "New Girl" May 14! Yay!
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