Facial hair is a delicate issue.
Too much and you look like you've recently been unearthed in a cave, uncontacted by human civilization.
Too little, and you look like a tween boy who's maaaaaybe got facial hair but not quiiiiiite really yet, and so it just sort of looks like, "Hey do you have dust on your face, or...?"
And then, of course, there's the worst of all—the midpoint between these two extremes, where you look like a high school kid who's WAY too proud of his puberty progress.
It is this tragic midpoint that Little Women costar Timothée Chalamet has chosen and, dear reader, it is simply... how to put this kindly... a bold choice! Let's just go with that.
Timothée recently turned up to the National Board of Review Gala in New York with this mustachioed look...
Timothée Chalamet's mustache is sending fans into a tailspin. 👀 https://t.co/zpF3ekHmit— POPSUGAR Beauty (@POPSUGAR Beauty)1578603363.0
And, well, the internet was basically unanimous:
Now before we go any further—obviously Timothée Chalamet is a flawless porcelain doll with the kind of bone structure that sends male models everywhere into fits of dysmorphia.
And—already, at his young age—he's known as something of a style icon. He even styled himself in Little Women, for crying out loud. He has impeccable taste, and he's the sort that can pull off *ahem* almost any look.
And, of course, he's pretty unanimously considered one of the finest actors of his generation.
It's not many an actor who gets Oscar-nommed at the age of twenty-three. And then there's the whole French aspect—not just his extremely French name, but stuff like THIS:
13 Minutes of Timothée Chalamet Speaking French www.youtube.com
We are all, obviously, deeply in love with him (yes, even you, you just don't realize it yet).
So, Timothée, if you're reading, this is said with the utmost care and respect:
As you might guess, Chalamet's new look took Twitter by storm, and folks had some notes.
just seen pics of timothee with his mustache https://t.co/oc5C40p2Yf— j (@j)1578534477.0
IF TIMOTHEE CHALAMET DOES NOT SHAVE THAT MUSTACHE OFF OF HIS FACE RIGHT NOW I AM CALLING THE POLICE— anna:) | timmy i love u sm im sry (@anna:) | timmy i love u sm im sry)1578534696.0
STOP NORMALIZING TIMOTHÉE CHALAMET'S MUSTACHE STOP NORMALIZING TIMOTHÉE CHALAMET'S MUSTACHE STOP NORMALIZING TIMOTH… https://t.co/pLBuSyF01n— brad pitt's caregiver (@brad pitt's caregiver)1578539923.0
Timothée Chalamet showing up to 2020 like https://t.co/NTHjCq4jby— Amanda McKelvey (@Amanda McKelvey)1578606806.0
timothée's mustache ... i will not be commenting https://t.co/4fxuqaK2aw— arch (@arch)1578567206.0
Timothée i luv u but what is this mustache mess https://t.co/ldHyuEkucI— robert pattinson's lice (@robert pattinson's lice)1578537288.0
timothée 👉go ✂️ cut 😠 that 🪒 mustache 🪓 off 😤— m (@m)1578532847.0
timothee chalamet has a mustache now https://t.co/3iqBOe1A7R— mereDEATH (@mereDEATH)1578592954.0
Though it was not without its supporters (shockingly).
Timothée’s mustache is rlly sexy and might be the missing puzzle piece for me to finally stan him but y’all didn’t… https://t.co/eYLlKwq6k5— aubrey’s slut (@aubrey’s slut)1578537365.0
i like Timothée’s crusty mustache and what about it https://t.co/lVbPgO6ViR— wan (@wan)1578533896.0
Timothée if you see this I fully support you growing out the mustache I am a Timothée with mustache stan first. I h… https://t.co/hgNJIm7Mvr— s (@s)1578512626.0
You know what they say about broken clocks and all. But at least we can all agree on one thing: this mustache is an audacious move.
Credit where it's due.