Brooklyn bar Boobie Trap is offering a special for men with "man buns" to come in and cut them off in exchange for a free bottle of booze. Would you do it?
First of all, the bar is known for being purposely offensive, so it's obviously not worried about hurting your feelings. Boobie Trap co-owner Kristen North told Brokelyn that she's simply tired of all of the man buns she sees around the area. Although she says she doesn't feel particularly strong about man buns one way or the other, I'd argue that you must have at least a somewhat poor opinion of them if you're willing to exchange free booze for them. She says that if anyone would take her up on the offer, "We'd film the amputation and pin the bun up on the wall."
Poor man bun wearers. Always getting a bad rap. What's so wrong with longer hair on a man? Sometimes it works perfectly with his features. But hey, it is a free bottle.
In order to learn some of what the man bun population feels about this Boobie Trap deal, Munchies decided to interview a few of them. The general consensus was that most of the men would not chop off their hair for "a free drink." I think somehow the message was lost along the way, because Boobie Trap is offering a free bottle. One man said a free beer wouldn't be enough, but he'd "do it for free drinks all night."
Another man bun wearer said he'd do it for family, but not for a bar. That's a valid point. Maybe if some of these guys went into the bar and got drunk enough, they'd do it on the spot. I could see it happening.
One of the interviewees said that he cut his bun off when he realized it didn't look good on him, and that he did it for no prize at all. At least if you decide you want a haircut, you can do it there, get a free bottle of booze, and your man bun will live forever on the wall as a memory. It's a win-win-win.