Not since the 2016 presidential election between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton has there been this much debate. In a recent Twitter post, some shocking photographs have come out proving without a doubt that Saturday Night Live writer and Weekend Update anchor Colin Jost used to have a beard.
You may want to sit down for the rest of this.
It all started with what appeared to be a harmless tweet sent out by writer/comedian John Mulaney reminiscing about the time in 2008 with John Hamm appeared on SNL. The cast and crew dressed up like Mad Men characters and were doing some day drinking.
Harmless enough, right? Wrong!
Wait! But on the Monday when Jon Hamm first hosted in October 2008 all of us went to the pitch meeting dressed as Mad Men characters. Then “as part of the joke” everyone started day drinking. Jon Hamm, new to the show, walked in to be greeted by drunk Comic-Con. It was the best pic.twitter.com/QmWOYQIJSc
— John Mulaney (@mulaney) April 14, 2018
Twitter, always on the lookout, noticed something odd about the photo. In the right hand corner, there stands Colin Jost with—gasp!— a beard.
Let the great beard debate of 2018 commence.
— Allison (@alliJsaurus) April 14, 2018
Some weren’t sure how to feel.
COLIN JOST USED TO HAVE A BEARD AND IM SO UNCOMFORTABLE pic.twitter.com/g3F6vesnBb
— hannah (@fiImrose) April 17, 2018
That pic look like Jost’s chest hair was crossing that Necklace Channel to establish a beachhead on his chin
— Ryan Not Rian (@ryanlindberg) April 16, 2018
WAIT CAN WE TALK ABOUT @ColinJost HAIR AND BEARD IN THIS PIC FOR A HOT SEC!
— Kwegyirba Croffie (@EKCroffie) April 15, 2018
Others were firmly in the YAY category.
@ColinJost is the cutest guy in the world, beard or no beard.
— Neill Stegall (@neill_stegall) April 17, 2018
That was terrific….. I love those guys. PS. Jost should keep the almost beard. 🙂
— Laura McGinnis (@TxsleuthUSA) June 29, 2017
I!! actually can say that I'm not rlly into mans with beards but sometimes they jost look good with it
— a̶i̶g̶a̶ (@greatestjeon) March 24, 2018
More were definitely in the NAY category.
that's hard to look at pic.twitter.com/gEWyMNhAym
— Jill Golden (@_goldengrams) April 17, 2018
that's not a cool beard, either…that's a fuzzy, crazy, I live in a cave beard
— H e i d i -J- M (@heidijo39) April 16, 2018
Omg way better now!!!
— jess (@Themrsshaw88) April 16, 2018
— Beatrix Jinx (@bojowbebeh) April 17, 2018
There you have it. The Nay’s win.
H/T: Entertainment Weekly