Tony HAIR! Viewers compare former PM’s ‘creepy’ lockdown mullet to Doc from Back to the Future and Lord of the Rings’ Gollum
- The ex Prime Minister, 67, was speaking to ITV about devolution and Scotland
- However, viewers were quick to take to social media to share shock at his hair
- A lot of Britons chopped off their lockdown locks – though Mr Blair has kept his
The ex-Labour leader, 67, was compared to Doc from Back to the Future as well as a slew of other fictional characters including Lord of the Rings’ Gollum and the Night King from Game of Thrones.
Mr Blair was speaking to ITV’s Paul Brand about devolution and a potential Scottish independence referendum.
However, his shock appearance dominated reaction to the interview on social media.
Tony Blair caused a stir on social media after unveiling his long lockdown locks in an interview with ITV
One user wrote: ‘Tony Blair is slowly transforming into Doc Brown.’
Another said: ‘Tony Blair morphing into the possessed Vigo painting in Ghostbusters.’
While a third added: ‘Tony Blair looks like a goblin who will try to lure you into his cave for a riddling contest.’
Bizarre lockdown hairstyle were a feature of social media over the past year, with barbers and hairdressers forced to close because of the pandemic.
Some, such as Mr Blair, grew their hair and beards out while others enlisted family members to give them a DIY chop.
However, with salons reopening on April 12, most Britons rushed to get their locks trimmed by a professional.
Mr Blair, however, clearly decided to keep his lockdown look a bit longer – though the reaction of viewers was far from positive.
The former prime minister quickly became one of the top trends on Twitter with other figures, such as Gerry Francis and Peter Stringfellow, also trending as users compared Mr Blair to them.
One user said: ‘How does Tony Blair have lockdown hair? I managed, and I’ve never been prime minister. Get a haircut man!’
A second said: ‘Never seen a man less suited to attempting the ‘silver fox mop-of-hair’ than Tony Blair. I almost want to chop my own hair off than be associated with this monstrosity.’
And another simply asked: ‘What the hell is going on with Tony Blair’s hair?’
In the interview, Mr Blair defended his government’s devolution project, but admitted it had ‘weaknesses’.
He said: ‘Where I think we were wrong was in believing that devolution would end the argument of independence – it hasn’t ended it.’
However, he insisted that ‘the union would already be in tatters’ had Labour not devolution referendums in Scotland and Wales in 1997.