After several months of national debate, speculation, and armchair investigation, it seems beauty Twitter's biggest conspiracy has finally been debunked -- Meghan McCain's hairstylist is apparently not trying to humiliate her with wacky 'dos on national television.
Over the past several months, McCain, the daughter of the late Senator John McCain, has donned a series of hairstyles so strange looking while hosting ABC's daytime talk program, The View, that fans are speculating that her stylist is attempting sabotage via curling iron, taking her disdain towards the personality out on her icy blonde tresses. From bizarre milkmaid braids, to floppy space buns, to a braided victory-roll/bird's nest hybrid, and even glittered cornrows – a culturally appropriative style for McCain, who is white – the TV star's looks are a bad Pinterest board come to life, so strange and questionably executed that fans are wondering if they're a subtle act of resistance.
Amid the hair-raising controversy, Carmen Currie, the hairdresser behind the divisive political figures' infamous styles has finally set the record straight, clarifying that she is not engaged in a hair-based takedown, asserting that McCain, for some inexplicable reason, is doing this to herself.
"I'm not slapping something on her and being like, ‘Take THAT!" Currie told The Cut of her client's apparent penchant for looking like an extra in a bootleg remake of Guardians of the Galaxy. Apparently, all of McCain's styles – for lack of a better term -- are a product of the TV host's evidently very vivd imagination. "I'm not telling her what to do all the time, it's not like that at all," Currie explained. "I want her to feel comfortable, I want her to feel confident with what I'm doing, and I want her to like it overall, and she does. I think it shows, and that's part of what people are picking up on." Because as we all know, nothing says confidence like attempting to resemble JoJo Siwa cosplaying as Mad Max background character every morning.
Anyhair, Curry also noted that part of why McCain's hair may look so different as opposed to her typical hairstyles over her past several years on The View is that this is her first season working with the host, who has appeared on the show since 2017. "The View is under the Disney umbrella, and I was already with ABC News,” the hairstylist continued. "I think that's the thing people don't know: She didn't seek me out the way you would do as an individual; we work for the same company, and the company hired me to work with Meghan,"
Despite the backlash stemming from, well, anyone with eyes, Curry says the switch to working with Megan is a welcome one, allowing her to, erm, express her creativity. "I'm on The View now, but I mostly work with people who are on the news," the stylist said. "There's no fun hair and fun makeup; it's very straightforward, and obviously more conservative. Working with Meghan and The View, I get to be more creative and more artistic with the looks."
So Meghan, if you're reading this, keep doing you and wearing what makes you feel confident – even if it looks like you're trying to look like every female character in Street Fighter all at once.
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