‘I Will Not Tolerate Any Beard-Shaming’: Jack Dorsey’s Quarantine Look Steals The Show At Tech Hearing

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Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey appeared before the Senate Commerce Committee on Wednesday via Skype, but it was his unusually long beard that quickly made waves on his own social network.

Senate Republicans subpoenaed Dorsey and Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg to respond to the censorship of articles from the New York Post about Hunter Biden using information obtained from the laptop of former vice president Joe Biden’s son.

Although Dorsey later backtracked on some of the censorship, which saw several high profile accounts locked for attempting to share the articles, the New York Post’s account is still inactive.

Tuesday’s proceedings included several newsworthy moments, including Republican Texas Sen. Ted Cruz blasting Dorsey for attempting to deny that such censorship impacts elections and the Twitter CEO insisting that holocaust denial is not misinformation. Nevertheless, a host of Twitter users of all political persuasions saw fit to draw attention to Dorsey’s massive, unkempt “lockdown” beard.

Some were fans of the new look. Reason senior editor Elizabeth Nolan Brown described Dorsey’s “Rasputin beard” as “awesome.” (RELATED: Chris Wallace Presses Gretchen Whitmer On Biden Business Dealings: ‘It Sure Sounds Like Influence Peddling’)

Others argued against casting the first stone.

Finally, conservative commentator Matt Walsh said Dorsey should “be proud of” his beard and that “beard-shaming” should only take place for those without them.