Jason Momoa has shaved off his beard to raise awareness on climate change, and the internet has feelings about it.
Personally speaking, I've been a huge Jason Momoa fan since he played Ronon Dex on Stargate Atlantis! And yep, he rocked a beard then too!
In fact, he stated in his video that he hadn't shaved since 2012. Seven years. His beard was older than my kids.
Now the bearded pink-scrunchie-wearing god is clean-shaven, and I just don't know if I'm prepared for that!
"Goodbye DROGO, AQUAMAN, DECLAN, BABA! I’m shaving this beast off, it’s time to make a change. A change for the better… for my kids, for your kids, the world. Let’s make a positive change for the health of our planet. Let’s clean up our oceans and our land. Join me on this journey. Let’s make a switch to INFINITELY RECYCLABLE aluminum. Water in cans, NOT plastic," he states in his video, as he hacks away large chunks of hair and releases them into the wind.
Okay! Okay! We are LISTENING!!! Just please put the clippers down!
Alright but seriously... Jason did it all to draw attention to the damage we are doing to our planet. As it turns out, plastic isn't really as recyclable as we think it is.
According to National Geographic - 91% of the world's plastic is NOT recycled. Of the 8.3 billion metric tons that has been produced, 6.3 billion metric tons has become plastic waste. Of that, only nine percent has been recycled. The vast majority—79 percent—is accumulating in landfills or sloughing off in the natural environment as litter.
Jason goes on to explain all the reasons aluminum is the answer and we’re listening through our tears but honestly, he makes some great points. In fact, aluminium loses no quality during recycling and can be recycled forever, unlike nearly every other material we regularly consume.
Our beard privileges have been revoked.
Beards grow back, but climate change is forever if we don't make a change in our behavior.
"Most importantly, I just wanna do this to bring awareness," Jason said. "Plastics are killing our planet."
Maybe if we all switch to aluminum canned water, Aquaman will return in all his bearded glory!
Not that I couldn't get used to seeing Jason Momoa beardless. I mean, come on. I don't think the man could have a bad look if he tried! Maybe he can be the next Captain Planet.
Watch his full YouTube video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8bQ23FBu2Ys