The scariest thing to come out of Netflix’s smash hit “Stranger Things” is not the Upside Down, because actor Joe Keery, who plays Steve Harrington, proved that real life can be stranger than fiction.
Keery recently showed off a new haircut on the red carpet during the launch of a new Chanel fragrance, Gabrielle Chanel Essence.
He looked dashing in a nice 3-piece suit with killer boots, but he left some fans wondering why he let a demogorgon go wild with his signature long locks.
When the before and after images began to go viral, comedian David Spade was one of the people hilariously leading the charge to undo the ‘do.
“Fix this!” Spade exclaimed under a meme of the photos.
“How do you go from bootleg Harry Styles to literal Dwight from the office???” One fan commented in disbelief.
Another wrote, “Omg! Is this for real? It doesn’t even look like the same person. I really hope this is for a role cuz damnnn.”
One person who did not mind Joe’s bowl cut is his longtime girlfriend, Maika Monroe. She gladly embraced her bf and posed for pictures at the event.
The hair of Keery’s character has become iconic during the series, as it helps capture the time period and has been featured as a source of pride for Steve, who discussed it openly with Dustin Henderson.
If Steve’s still rocking this haircut on the next season of “Stranger Things,” we bet Robin will have a thing or two to stay about it.