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Eric trump Accused Of Being A "White Nationalist" Because Of His Haircut

It used to be when you accused someone of being 'racist' or 'xenophobic' or of being a 'Nazi', there was good reason for it. Nowadays, people liberally toss around insults to everyone for minor reasons. Merely disagreeing with someone's political views can no longer just mean you have a different point of view; it means you're a supporter of genocide. Even your haircut can apparently get you in trouble.

It no longer matters if you have actually attempted genocide, or even killed people anymore. If you have the wrong haircut, you're as bad as Hitler. President Donald Trump's son, Eric Trump, has recently been branded a 'White Nationalist' who supports 'Nazism' and 'genocide' all because of the hairstyle he wears.

The style is called the 'high and tight' and it has become associated with white supremacy. The haircut is very short in the back and on the sides, with a slightly longer crop of hair on the crown that has been side-parted. Some consider it the preferred hairstyle for the 'Hitler Youth'.

Prominent White nationalist Richard Spencer took to wearing the style, which is believed to be mirrored after Hitler's preferred style. People worried about white supremacist groups taking over feel when white men wear the haircut, they're making a very hateful statement and are most likely backing the alt-right.

In reality, the haircut has been around for ages. It's simply neat and clean-cut, easy to do and easy to wear. If you look back at photos of politicians, businessmen and men in the military through the ages, even in different countries throughout the western world, you'll see that it's quite common and has fallen in and out of fashion more times than John Travolta’s career.

The look has gained some popularity among celebrities, such as Jake Gyllenhaal and Ben Affleck, who are hardly poster boys for the KKK crowd. David Beckham has pulled off the look quite successfully (but then, is there a look that Beckham can't pull off successfully? Probably not).

Hipsters have really taken to it as well. The Washington Post points out the irony that 'dudes in white nationalism circles are sporting a hairstyle that's already been repurposed in the 21st century by young people whose ethos is radical safe-space inclusiveness, not ethnophobic separatism with eugenic undertones'.

The New York Times notes that the haircut is particularly popular with granola-crunching, socialist-leaning European progressives. “We usually refer to this cut as the ‘undercut,’ and there are gazillions of variations, for boys and girls,” said Annika von Taube, the editor in chief of Sleek, a German art and fashion magazine, to the Times. “We are aware that non-Germans refer to it as the ‘jugend’” — German for ‘youth’ — “or the ‘Hitler’ even. Maybe it’s a case of selective perception.”

Sigmund Freud once said that ‘sometimes a cigar is just a cigar’; likewise, sometimes a haircut is just a haircut. Maybe people are reading a little too much into it.

Source: Independent Journal Review, Esquire
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