Donnie Wahlberg, we appreciate the shirtlessness you’re bringing to Twitter. The lip sweaters, not so much. “After 3 months cultivating, countless insults, thousands of requests to shave the #stache,” Donnie tweeted, along with a photo of New Kids on the Block sporting a set of virile mustaches. Countless requests to shave, you say? Yeah, that seems about right. While we’re not going to pretend they’re all suddenly gargoyles now that they’re sporting a little lip magic (Hello, Joey McIntyre. You seem to be doing…very well), overall it’s not a great look.
Of course, Donnie and the gang aren’t the only hot dudes whose facial hair lowers their babe quotient. We know! It doesn’t really make any sense! We love guys with ‘staches and beards as much as you do! But from Leo DiCaprio to Tom Sturridge, Shia LaBeouf to Ben Affleck, we guess some guys just look better clean-shaven. Guys like…
Adam Levine: Are we the only ones who think he looks a little like Snoopy’s cousin Spike from Peanuts? You know, the one who lives in the desert? Google him. You’ll see what we mean.
Shia LaBeouf: Shia has facial hair so frequently, we forget. We forget the truth.
Jake Gyllenhaal: Humina either way, but humina humina to Jake’s clean-shaven look.
Tom Hardy: From Hobbit to Hottie: The Tom Hardy Story
Penn Badgley: We think Bearded Penn Badgley might have traveled back in time to teach our seventh grade art class.
Tom Sturridge: We mean…come on.
Joaquin Phoenix: It saddens us that some people don’t realize Joaquin Phoenix is eye-blisteringly gorgeous under that giant face mop.
Leo DiCaprio: Which of you supermodels told him to keep that goatee? Which was it?
Ben Affleck: Jennifer Garner, this falls on your shoulders. This falls…on your shoulders.