Last week, while half of the internet was debating Richard Sherman’s level of thuggery (spoiler alert, his thug-level is 0), the other half was hard at work mocking the hair-do Fox Sports reporter Pam Oliver had worn that same night. Since the internet works fast, the memefication of Oliver’s caramel-colored ‘do spread like wildfire. Users of Twitter, Tumblr and Instagram were comparing the 52 year-old sportscaster to Chewbacca and invoking Beyonce lyrics to express how they felt about her style that evening. In an interview with Jenice Armstrong of Philly.com, she simply stated:
“It’s just not even close. A guy can wear the same tie every other week and it’s not even an issue. But if a woman is on and a strand of hair is out of place or if there’s a little piece of something in your hair, people go crazy. It’s always been that way. It’s never going to change,” she said. “Men get away with a lot more than a woman can.”
Basically, Pam Oliver’s hair, don’t care. I wouldn’t either if I looked like that at 52.