Seth Rogen shaved his beard and the internet thinks he looks incredibly handsome

Seth Rogen shaved his beard and the internet thinks he looks incredibly handsome

It's hard to imagine some celebrities without their signature look. For example, can you imagine Vin Diesel without his shiny bald head? Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson without his ripped physique? Kim Kardashian without her 'natural' apple bottom butt? No, no you cannot. Such thoughts are inconceivable - inconceivable! /PrincessBride

Well, to quote T.S. Elliot's stream-of-conscious masterpiece, The Love Song Of J. Alfred Prufrock, Seth Rogen has dared to disturb the universe. The prolific actor-producer has been making us laugh for twenty years, almost always with scruffy ginger-brown stubble. Recently he's let it grow out into a full hobo beard, amazing the world with its Stoner Santa Claus majesty.

Rogen showed off his Nick Offerman-like facial hair in the first (partial) cast photo from the live action Lion King. Seth (Pumbaa), Billy Eichner (Timon), Donald Glover (Simba) and Jon Favreau (the director) all gathered for a photo outside the recording booth. . The movie also stars Beyoncé as Nala, Chiwetel Ejiofor as Scar, and James Earl Jones as Mufasa, again, among others.

On Thursday night, Seth Rogen tweeted an important announcement. No, not about a Pineapple Express 2, Sausage Party 2 or Neighbors 3. He shaved off his signature beard! "i shaved" read the blunt caption, and I'm not saying that because the statement was pithy, I'm saying that because he was probably smoking a blunt. Because Seth Rogen enjoys marijuana! (This type of clever, hilarious wordplay will surely convince Seth to hire me to write his next movie. I can't wait!)

Long-time fans of Seth won't be too surprised by his (mostly) baby-face appearance. After all, he was clean-shaven in Freaks and Greeks, Undeclared and Knocked Up, among other roles. He basically looks like an older version of those characters. But still, the Twitter-verse was rocked by Seths' snacky new look.

"It's doing something to my no no place and it's making me uncomfortable," replied @Le_OrangeKap. "looks good!" tweeted Frank Oz, the voice of Miss Piggy, the Cookie Monster and Yoda. "Well, u look 10 years younger and very handsome," tweeted @GirlFromOttawa. "Gather round men, take heed: a couple layers of scruff GOOD. A Civil War beard that could retain the weight of a pencil? BAD."

Guy with facial hair kisses woman Credit: Pexels

But can we really trust all these Twitter replies? According to a new study, women find men with beards to be more attractive than men who are clean-shaven. To test this theory, scientists asked 8,500 women to rate pictures of men, who were at various points from clean-shaven to four weeks of facial hair. Then they stated if they would consider them for short-term or long-term relationships.

The researchers concluded  that"masculine faces are judged as more attractive for short‐term relationships over less masculine faces, whereas beards are judged as more attractive than clean‐shaven faces for long‐term relationships." And according to another new study, women said they are no longer attracted to men with hipster beards.

Better grow that beard back, Seth!