When an actor gets a haircut, it's usually for a new role in a film.
But fans are less likely to embrace the change, especially when a celebrity lops off a significant amount of hair.
Remember when Keri Russell's Felicity got her signature curly tresses criminally cut off? Yeah, fans of that show are still in mourning.
So when actor Tom Holland shaved his head, a chorus of fans lamented his locks that were gone too soon, while others humorously drew comparisons with characters or actors sporting the same buzz cut.
The 23-year old Spider-Man: Far From Home actor wasn't volunteering a new look just for kicks.
He likely shaved his head in preparation for his role as real-life US Army veteran Nico Walker in the upcoming crime drama film, Cherry, directed by Anthony and Joe Russo.
Instant fan reactions were mixed.
@POPSUGAR @TomHolland1996 His beautiful hair 😮 https://t.co/kMi5VpTfwR— The earth isn't flat (@The earth isn't flat) 1570778742.0
tom holland with long hair was a blessing https://t.co/Fq94lc0IfA— °•.˜”*°•Marko| M°•.˜”*°• (@°•.˜”*°•Marko| M°•.˜”*°•) 1570470286.0
@POPSUGAR @TomHolland1996 Well, looks like Spider-Man is going bald— 🎃I_Dont_Live_🎃 (@🎃I_Dont_Live_🎃) 1570744046.0
@POPSUGAR @TomHolland1996 He looks as ever, amazingly beautiful— Keith (@Keith) 1570740647.0
@IDontLive5 @POPSUGAR @TomHolland1996 Spider-Man: far from hair— Spook-a-Head (@Spook-a-Head) 1570766506.0
@POPSUGAR @TomHolland1996 As a fellow baldy, I approve. Everybody should shave their head at least once. It's freei… https://t.co/9u19QAgSXf— ⒹⒺⒺⒷⓄⓌ (@ⒹⒺⒺⒷⓄⓌ) 1570746542.0
But the comments that stood out most called attention to his uncanny resemblance to Eleven from Stranger Things.
Tom Holland now looks like Eleven in Stranger Things S1 https://t.co/LuTlBe8c1u— anna (@anna) 1570557535.0
@beannaliese Call him Twelve.— Christian Varela (@Christian Varela) 1570744799.0
@TomHolland1996 you going as eleven this year for Halloween Tom? https://t.co/FlD9zgN0bC— Sega Kuro (@Sega Kuro) 1570761600.0
If you're still not sold on the comparison, perhaps this doctored photo might help.
so.. I made something.. Tom Holland is the new Eleven https://t.co/BBIwTk54BX— mari (fan acc) (@mari (fan acc)) 1570571478.0
Tom Holland is just getting ready to cosplay Eleven this Halloween @TomHolland1996 https://t.co/LEcTkJK1nL— Bertmedia™ (@Bertmedia™) 1570769898.0
@anitahaykal @beannaliese Omg 😂😂😂 that’s amazing— Juliana (@Juliana) 1570750033.0
@beannaliese 😂😂😂 Yall killed me!— RMS (@RMS) 1570742099.0
@ClarenaSuah @beannaliese Bald legends— meri (@meri) 1570755465.0
@beannaliese https://t.co/A5gAn6Idyd— Liam Conn (@Liam Conn) 1570794099.0
@beannaliese AWWwwwwWwwW! Eleven grew up to be so, uh, what ever @TomHolland1996 is 😂❤️👏🏼— danicha lauren ♡ (@danicha lauren ♡) 1570769810.0
@beannaliese @MatthewMcGovern She wore it better.— Earle (@Earle) 1570768281.0
This user supported the plausibility of the Eleven—played by Millie Bobby Brown—resemblance, given Holland's enduring youthful looks.
@LuvsGoddess10 He already looks like he hangs with my 14 yr old anyway and can buy me a damn drink. He needs to kee… https://t.co/TjCTXRYKaM— Broken Sweet Cheeks Petal🍑🌺 The Black Lotus (@Broken Sweet Cheeks Petal🍑🌺 The Black Lotus) 1570797389.0
But other comparisons were made after Holland revealed his buzz cut.
I like how everyone is comparing Tom Holland to eleven, eminem, etc.. Literally the only similarity is that they ha… https://t.co/YKT8TEOwo6— 𝐌𝐚𝐜 (@𝐌𝐚𝐜) 1570761168.0
@thollandaf @__Willy @beannaliese They look the exact same too! https://t.co/QmqMUNW26D— Franz Grüber (@Franz Grüber) 1570754307.0
@beannaliese I can definitely see it. Though if he grows facial hair, he'll look more like Jesse. https://t.co/1MPMxwEf4N— Lachlan C. (@Lachlan C.) 1570756625.0
Many fans thought Holland looked more like rapper Eminem than Eleven.
People say Tom Holland looks like eleven from stranger things but honestly he looks like Eminem https://t.co/SvwEoE6sl9— Snowyÿ_ (@Snowyÿ_) 1570745227.0
Guys I swear Tom Holland looks like Eminem now https://t.co/sd7dThghld— sarah saw ffh x18 (@sarah saw ffh x18) 1570495786.0
@beannaliese Nah, he looks like Eminem's younger lesser known brothwr Skitelz— All Hallow's Whore (@All Hallow's Whore) 1570754857.0
Tom Holland looks like Eleven. Tom Holland looks like Eminem. So using this logic Eminem looks like Eleven. https://t.co/MQptoq3Vkk— prince lord (@prince lord) 1570748333.0
People are saying he looks like a cross between Eminem and Eleven from Stranger Things. 😂 https://t.co/nNLSG1Mv7N— LADbible (@LADbible) 1570550725.0
Tom Holland...Eminem or Eleven from s01 of Stranger Things? You decide https://t.co/ZyqnyGXdHO— A.J (@A.J) 1570747563.0
@sarahr5_ It’s the fam https://t.co/MDYxxGagpe— keanna (@keanna) 1570748659.0
As for Holland's next project, don't expect to see Peter Parker donning his Spidey suit for a head-to-head battle with a Demogorgon.
Cherry, which began filming in October, is based on the semi-autobiographical novel of the same name written by Nico Walker, who will be played by Holland.
It is about an Army medic struggling with undiagnosed PTSD and an opioid addiction after returning from Iraq who begins robbing banks.
The trending tweets about his new look are a silly distraction from the real horror show going on around the world this Halloween, but the spooky dilemma at the moment is: are you Team Eleven or Team Eminem?
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