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Beyoncé’s Bangs and 7 Other Times We Got Upset When Celebrities Changed Their Look

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A few days ago Beyoncé cut her bangs, and we are not taking it very well.

Blue Ivy’s mom had the nerve to change her hairstyle, and we all rolled our eyes and acted like she’d shaved her head and tattooed it with a hand giving us the middle finger. There’s even a theory that it’s some sort of hidden message to Jay Z. I think this is crazy, unless the hidden message is, “Hey Jay Z, I want you to see more of my forehead.”

We, the public, don’t like it when our beloved celebrities alter their appearance. Some of the harshest criticism is launched at celebrity moms and dads. It’s almost as if we expect parents to look and act a certain way all the time. “Stop working on your look and pay attention to carpool.” (By the way I’m betting Blue Ivy thinks Bey’s bangs are FLAWLESS.)

Here are a few other instances where celebrities have come under fire for changing up their look:

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1. Jon Hamm’s Beard

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"Mad Men" fans freaked the freak out when their beloved Don Draper started showing up in public with hair all over his face last year and the angry mobs were about to descend upon him with their Lady Schicks and Barbasol. But the actor had a simple explanation for it. "I love not shaving," he said. And with that, I forgave him and let him come back to bed.

2. Gwyneth Paltrow’s Naked Face

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Earlier this year Gwynnie had the audacity to step out to dinner in Bel Air without any makeup and the ever-lovin’ goop hit the fan. We all know everyone loves to beat up on Gwyneth, but the criticism was brutal, especially since the "Iron Man" actress had just split with husband Chris Martin. People: Don’t hate until you’ve walked a mile in her fur-lined Tods.

3. Pharrell Williams’ Guyliner

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The "Happy" singer was recently spotted in Paris wearing black eyeliner, and it’s making a lot of people unhappy. I say Pharrell is a trendsetter, and pretty soon there won’t be any chairs left at the MAC counter because all the guys are going to be trying to perfect their "Pharrell Eye."

4. Britney Spears’ Shaved Head

Yes, this happened a while ago, but Britney deserves to be in the Hall of Fame of Celebrity Makeovers for her 2007 middle-of-the-night head-shaving in a Los Angeles strip-mall beauty salon. Brit got no love for her bald noggin, which made its official debut a few days later during the "Toxic" singer’s infamous attack on a photographer’s car with an umbrella. So happy to see Britney is doing better these days, and grateful we have this Bald Britney Tumblr to remember the good ol’ days.

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5. David Beckham’s Tattoos

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Actually, no one is upset about David Beckham’s tattoos. This was just an excuse to show DAVID BECKHAM’S TATTOOS. #sorrynotsorry

6. Gisele Bundchen’s Buzz Cut

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The model mom cropped a lot off the top for a Balenciaga campaign earlier this year, and fans of the former Victoria’s Secret Angel went ballistic. Some commenters even said they couldn’t tell her apart from her husband, Tom Brady, which is ridiculous because he is the one with the football. Duh.

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7. Zach Galifianakis’ Weight Loss

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In a perfect example of "damned if you do, damned if you don’t," Zach lost a bunch of weight and now people are whining that they liked him better when he was chubby. Also, everyone cannot stop asking him how he did it, so in a recent interview he just said, “I’m dying.” I think he looks great and I can’t wait to see him in "Hangover 9.”

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