Timothée Chalamet has grown a barely-there moustache – and fans are really not sure about it.
It had seemed the 24-year-old star of ‘Call Me By Your Name’, ‘Beautiful Boy’, ‘Lady Bird’ and ‘Little Women’ could do no wrong.
But Hollywood’s man of the moment has polarised fans by growing a new moustache, together with a subtle goatee.
Twitter users had a field day when the star revealed his new facial hair at the 2020 National Board Of Review Gala in New York City.
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Some have suggested it made him look like a “weird trench-coat wearing 16 year old”, while others are heavily criticising the look.
timothée chalamet with his lil mustache looks like a weird trench-coat wearing 16 year old weeb/furry hybrid that i went to school with— tori (@torided) January 10, 2020
IF TIMOTHEE CHALAMET DOES NOT SHAVE THAT MUSTACHE OFF OF HIS FACE RIGHT NOW I AM CALLING THE POLICE— anna:) | timmy i love u sm im sry (@anna_lopresti) January 9, 2020
was going to make timothée chalamet a part of my street scenes shirt name but i logged on and saw his mustache so i will not be doing that anymore— francesca rizzo (@francescaxgrace) January 10, 2020
cant sleep cuz everytime i close my eyes i see timothee chalamet's mustache— dumb woman🍳 (@pileofrat) January 10, 2020
timothee chalamet has a mustache pic.twitter.com/DAXzUWQ8FG— shelly 🌟 (@glowingdnp) January 10, 2020
Others have it in for the accompanying goatee, which has been dubbed “troubling”.
Timothée Chalamet Grew a Hideous Little Goatee And It Sucks.— ًceo of ben cook (@FINNPOEFILMS) January 9, 2020
Timothée’s goatee is troubling— Brigid Black (@brigidblack) January 9, 2020
i'm sorry i know i stan Timotheé but that lil goatee ain't it :/— alexis (@akeezie) January 10, 2020
But not all is lost – some have defended the look.
There is an, admittedly much smaller, fanbase for the facial hair who found it surprisingly attractive, calling it “tiny but cute”.
I'm sorry but I'm here for Timothée Chalamet little mustache, okay. It's tiny but cute. pic.twitter.com/h7XpEGtgeP— sᴬᴰᴸᵞ qᵁᴱᵀᶻ (@surequetz) January 10, 2020
I like Timothée Chalamet’s little mustache and nobody can change my mind— hayley (@haayleyann) January 10, 2020
As for the rationale behind the moustache and goatee combo, it’s possibly in aid of Chalamet’s upcoming role playing a young Bob Dylan in a new drama, which is currently untitled.
Chalamet rather sweetly wore a T-shirt made by a 19-year-old fan, Avery Warsaw, for the occasion.
The white T-shirt featured an embroidered, rainbow-coloured peace sign design. According to Page Six, Warsaw passed it to Chalamet’s agent at a December screening of ‘Little Women’.
He styled it worn underneath a cream Stella McCartney suit which featured contrasting black lapels.
But clearly, for many it was the small tufts of hair on Chalamet’s face that did all the talking on the red carpet.