It’s not often that a haircut warrants widespread public attention — unless, of course, it’s a ridiculous-looking animal haircut.
Recently, Redditor Matt Spencer shared a horse tale on the r/Funny subreddit.
“So my dad calls me the other day, says he got in trouble at the barn for cutting a horse’s hair and everyone’s pissed off. I felt bad for him until I got this picture from my mother,” Spencer wrote.
Yep: the dad gave the horse (whose name is Sammy) Sia bangs.
Spencer says his dad simply wanted to help the poor horse.
“According to my dad, he was cleaning out the stalls and he felt bad that the horse’s hair was getting in his eyes, and honestly thought he was helping the horse out,” Spencer said in the Reddit comments.
Apparently, the stable owner, Ellen, was not pleased with the fringe decision, and a sign was posted next to Sammy’s stable reminding volunteers to not use scissors on the horses’ manes.
It wasn’t long before a local Fox affiliate got ahold of the story.
And the news station’s Facebook post brought out one of the most feared and unreasonable online demographics: HORSE PEOPLE.
Good gracious. People are vicious about their horse hair.
Other Twitter users corroborated the sanctity of horse grooming.
Which is all well and good, but I think we’re all missing the most important facet of this whole debate: Sammy looks like a damn queen, and everyone should appreciate him for the true, bold beauty that he is.
For the record, Spencer says his dad apologized and everything is now fine at the stables.
“However ridiculous the horse looks, somehow my father thought he was helping!” Spencer added on Reddit. “After he saw the sign, he immediately apologized, and it wasn’t a big deal after that.”
I, for one, will say this: no one should have to apologize for making a horse look so hilariously dope. (But, then again, maybe that’s why I don’t have a horse.)