A strange phenomenon has seized males between the ages of 16 to 25 the world over during COVID-19 induced lockdown – an overwhelming impulse to shave their heads. Some have been grappling with this internal struggle, while others have succumbed to their urges. But no one anticipated the momentary chaos involved with sitting through a Twitch livestream as F1 driver Lando Norris shaves his head.
In defence of the young McLaren star, this wasn’t just a lapse of judgement incited by the creeping boredom nor was it a cry for attention. There’s actually a fairly good reason for his DIY buzz cut. Norris pledged to go through with this entire ordeal if his followers raised US$10,000 for the COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund. The eventual total came to US$12,000 – and what followed is exactly why we’re gathered here today.
Norris has made himself right at home on Twitch in the wake of several cancellations and postponed events this F1 season. Point of fact, he recently set a new record with F1 game streaming.
In any case, for any of you on the edge of consideration looking for inspiration, relive the glorious moment Lando Norris shaves in the link above.