‘Even Vivek’s hair can’t stand him’: Presidential debate viewers are distracted by Vivek Ramaswamy’s ‘high’ hair as social media is flooded with memes comparing him to Butt-Head and Jimmy Neutron
Presidential candidate Vivek Ramaswamy had a lot to live up to after being considered an outlier during the last Republican debate. But instead of focusing on his talking points, the internet was more interested in his hair.
Users flooded X, the platform formerly known as Twitter, with memes on Wednesday night, becoming increasingly creative as the debate continued.
Comparisons were made between Vivek’s pompadour-esque hairstyle and the titular character from the 1990s cartoon series Beavis and Butt-Head.
Analogies were also drawn with “fifth grade genius” Jimmy Neutron and his disproportionately large quiff.
Some accounts posted side-by-side comparisons, while others decided that a simple photo of the cartoon character spoke for itself.
Other people found creative ways to entertain themselves during the debate.
“Every 1000 likes I make his hair bigger,” one user declared, with a photo of Ramaswamy’s hair digitally altered to look bigger.
Other people were shocked that the candidate’s hair seemed to grow longer with each debate.
“Vivek’s hair looks like it’s about to pop off his head,” one user commented.
This sparked reactions from other netizens, including one who commented, “Even Vivek’s hair can’t stand him.”
Ramaswamy wasn’t just made into a punching bag online; other candidates also took shots at him during the debate.
For example, Nikki Haley mocked the Harvard student’s decision to start a TikTok account after being encouraged to do so by controversial YouTuber Jake Paul.
When he tried to defend himself, she interjected, “Honestly, every time I hear you, what you say makes me feel a little dumber.”
Aside from online ridicule, the 38-year-old presidential candidate has also faced criticism from voters in the past.
Most recently, Ramaswamy faced a backlash when he revealed in an interview with NBC that his Indian father was not a US citizen and that only his mother had taken the citizenship test – after repeatedly claiming that both parents had taken the test during the campaign.
He became the target of attacks from other Republican candidates after his performance in the presidential primary debate in August.
“My view is that there was a plan to take him on, but the way he started the debate and attacked everyone else exacerbated the other candidates’ desire to take him on,” said Barry Wynn, former chairman of the South Carolina Republican Party. CNN.
The last FiveThirtyEight A poll shows that Ramaswamy has an average of 6.3 percent, a figure that is dwarfed by Donald Trump’s national average, as he leads with 54 percent.