Joe Scarborough’s On-Air Hair Meltdown Is An Affront To Bald Men Everywhere


Betsy Rothstein Gossip blogger

CNN’s ​Brian Stelter should only have these tragic first world problems.

MSNBC “Morning Joe” co-host Joe Scarborough got himself all whipped up into a frenzy Wednesday morning about the current state of his hair.

Which he thinks is code red out of control.

The whole thing can be blamed on “Morning Joe” regular Harold Ford, a former Democratic member of Congress from Tennessee, who coaxed him to it.

Scarborough was going on about the Alabama GOP Senate primary race everyone’s buzzing about between Roy Moore and Luther Strange. Moore beat out Strange in a battle that pitted President Trump against his former Chief Strategist Steve Bannon, who’s also presumably a journalist at Breitbart News.

Regular “Morning Joe” watchers know Scarborough loves talking about his time in Congress. He said he always understood his “brand” of conservatism, which earned him 37-38 percent of the vote.

“When you have people that love you’re hair you’re looking at 43 percent,” Ford said, correcting him.This prompted a mock tirade from Scarborough on his thick forest of a hairdo.


“I hate my hair!” Scarborough exclaimed like a schoolgirl. “I’ve gotta get a haircut. You know what the worst thing about my hair is? I got a haircut yesterday, Willie, it grows. I’m a Chia pet! I swear to God, I’m getting a hair cut today.”

“Teen Wolf over here,” said co-host Willie Geist, playing along.

Scarborough wasn’t done. “Look at it!” he said, dramatically grabbing a clump of his hair in his hands. “It won’t go down. It just won’t go down!”

Scarborough’s co-host/fiancée Mika Brzezinski was sort of dazed and beside herself. “Alright, I think I’m gonna go to break now,” she said.

Ford quickly went into bro mode. “I like the hair, Joe,” he said.

Mika wasn’t having it: “Oh my God, don’t go there.”