Pete Buttigieg compared to Walter White as he grows beard, sports buzz cut while in self-isolation
Since South Bend has been under a stay-at-home order since March 23, the former presidential candidate had all the time in his hands to try out a new makeover and he is just glad that the public was digging his "experiment"
Mayor Pete Buttigieg is making the most of self-isolation as he experiments with facial hair while being cooped in at home with his husband. And the result are in - the internet loves his new look!
In both a TMZ Live video that he did on April 1 as well as a tweet he posted on his social media page, Buttigieg appeared to be sporting a buzz cut hairdo as well as a beard that looked on the heavier side of a stubble. Buttigieg's goal when he posted the picture on social media, however, was not to promote his new look, but rather urge his community to participate in Census Day.
"Since it's #CensusDay2020 we just completed ours! It's one of the most important things you can do right now to ensure resources and representation for your community. Fill it out by mail (like we did), by phone, or online at http://2020census.gov," his post said.
But rather than focusing on his message, his supporters seemed blown away by his makeover.
"Beardigieg" one person wrote, while another commented, "I am here for the buzz cut and the beard, Mayor Pete."
A third quipped: "Like the beard, but more importantly, you relaxed & happy! May you both stay safe and healthy."
And a fourth said: "You have a 'Breaking Bad' vibe going on..."
Since South Bend has been under a stay-at-home order since March 23, the former presidential candidate had all the time in his hands to try out a new makeover and he is just glad that the public was digging his "experiment."
When Intelligencer asked him during an interview last month - when he had a lighter stubble and longer hair - whether he would have won the nomination if he had sported the beard, he said, "Well, I guess we’ll never know for sure. It seems to be popular online. I just relish the fact that I’m no longer expected to shave every day. I didn’t mean for it to be a statement — we’ll see how long it lasts."
The ever-loyal husband added, "It’s safe to say if the beard loses favor with Chasten (his spouse) it’s not long for this world."
Meanwhile, appearing on TMZ Live, Buttigieg criticized the way the Trump administration has been responding to the outbreak. "It doesn't even feel like we have a President any more -- despite daily virus briefings from POTUS," he told the outlet, although he did give a shoutout to experts around the president like the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, Anthony Fauci, who were doing everything they could to relay the important facts and updates about the deadly outbreak to the people.
On the other hand, he praised the efforts of local and state leaders like Andrew Cuomo who were working tirelessly with decency and passion during the pandemic - the kind of leadership that Buttigieg wished was displayed by the White House.
He added that it was high time Trump began focusing on the crisis at hand rather than boast about his hair being real.