There's a great (fake!) article on The Spoof about Jared Padalecki losing a movie role because he got a haircut.
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Other men have come under media fire for their hair in recent times.
Since Tom Brady went 14-2 with that hair and was the first unanimous MVP in the NFL, I think Jared Padalecki's safe, no matter what he does with his hair.
The Supernatural fandom used to talk about Sam's hair all the time. I'm rewatching season 2 right now, and it started out just as ridiculous as in season 1. But after that—with occasional relapses—it was good hair.
What do we think about it now? Personally, I love it. Makes me want to be a hairdresser so I can get my hands in it. I could definitely do without those gigantic sideburns, though.