Harry Styles Cut His Hair and the Internet Is Losing Its Mind

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Harry Styles did what many deemed the unthinkable on Friday afternoon, when he chopped off his hair. That’s right, the One Direction member has nixed those luscious locks of his, thereby removing his one source of power and beginning his descent into pop star obscurity.

While that is obviously not true, from the way some of his fans are reacting online, you would think this haircut signals the end of the world as we know it.

Styles made the announcement by posting an Instagram of himself holding up his severed ponytail with the caption, “Whoops.”

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However, as far as reasons go, the 22-year-old singer has a pretty good one. Judging by the hashtag accompanying the photo, his hair is being donated to Little Princess Trust, a British charity that makes wigs for children who have experienced hair loss due to cancer treatment.

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