Found this on twitter and its confirmed that this will be Wilhelm's new haircut for s2. They are going to give him a more crown like appearance cuz long hair is apparently will be unbecoming of the crown fuck Kristina for making my child suffer and molding him into someone he isn't
I understand that some of you are in mourning due to Edvins new haircut, but it's really not that deep. But since some of you are really imploding, let's take a small but deep look at the fandoms relationship with Omar and Edvins hair these past few months. First of all, I really like Edvins new haircut...he looks handsome and dapper. And who knows, maybe this is perhaps a small metamorphic change thats happening with Wilhelms character in the upcoming season. You also shouldn't be shocked that he dyed his hair back to brown, because as you know, Wilhelms hair is dark brown on the show. And I fully comprehend that a lot of us have adapted a strong emotional connection with Omar & Edvins hair, which is so closely associated with their fictional characters, but there's no need to attack Edvin for this new hairdo & write harshly judgmental posts about it simply because some of you can't handle change.
But unfortunately not only is this behavior not new, it has slowly started to build its own online history...For example, when fans started to notice how long and how much lighter Edvins hair had become shortly after the airing of the series, there wasn't a full outcry, but people still had somthing to say about it and he felt compelled to answer them:
I'm randomly digging into this nonsensical situation because I partially find it amusing that somehow their hairstyles are becoming a reoccurring issue within (some) of the fandom. I honestly first notice it happening when Omar cut his curls several months ago:
Not only were some fans quite negative towards Omar for his decision to cut his hair, some went as far as to leaving nasty comments on his hairdressers IG business profile, attacking her as if she had committed a crime, when she was just paid to do a job. The rude comments flooded her profile once again (several weeks after) when she teased that Omar was shortening his hair again, when in fact it was only a simple trim job she was hired to do.
I think it's also important to highlight when Omar got cornrows this past summer. Many immediately accused him of appropriating black culture, he listened to the reasonings and the next morning he posted a video of himself confirming that he had removed the cornrows, alongside a Twitter note praising African culture. I don't believe he meant to do wrong, but it's clear he didn't know or fully understand the history of cornrows and how it correlates with African culture, so it makes sense why he was called out by the masses. And granted there is a much deeper and more important conversation that should be had about the appropriation of hair styles and appropriating any cultures aesthetics, but I'm not diving into that in this post, as it's a much more complex discussion that deserves it's own concentrated post.
- And this is not to say that every comment has been negative whenever they do somthing different with their hair, because there is alot of praise out there, but I think people need to learn to separate the real person from the character they are playing. And I know that most of the outcry comes from love because listen, I understand the magic their hair possesses and the emotional hold it can have on you, but Omar and Edvin are more than just their hair and they are more than just Simon & Wilhelm. So I write this in hopes that some of you go easy on them whenever they get a new haircut or dye job. It's honestly not that big of a deal. And if you look into Omar's past history, he's had every possible hairstyle you can think of. I'm sure his old fans from his FO&O days are not really phased by these changes anymore. And Edvin is rocking a cut that's very reminiscent of one he had as a kid.
I am so glad this scene from the novel made it in,(with even more emotion too), cause they finally acknowledge Hilda's missing dad and how she's clearly bothered by this. I really hope this is explored in season 3.
I mean just look how disappointed she is learning that she's fatherless even as a troll.