Halle Berry’s Wild Hair at Oscars Divides Twitter: ‘Vintage Whitney’ or ‘Bride of Frankenstein’?

Social media reactions are ranging from loving to confusion at the past winner’s red carpet look

Last Updated: February 26, 2017 @ 5:08 PM

Halle Berry has captured the Internet’s attention from the Academy Awards red carpet. Whether that’s a good thing or a bad thing depends on perspective.

Berry, still the only black woman to win an Oscar for Best Actress, appeared on the red carpet with sporting a big, curly hair-do. Twitter immediately reacted to the choice, apparently either loving the look or hating it. Many immediately likened it to hair looks worn by pop music legend Whitney Houston.

There were plenty of people who immediately took to the Internet to talk about how much they loved Berry’s look — which is in serious contrast to the short-cropped hair she’s worn in the past.

And a few people couldn’t believe Berry looked as good as she does regardless of what her hair is doing.

Others were a bit taken aback by the amount of space Berry’s hair was occupying on the red carpet, both metaphorically and literally.

And of course, the memes started to roll in.

Not everybody thought Berry’s look was a winner, however. Twitter is just as full of people making fun of the look as praising it.

One common theme: the introduction of electricity in the aid of hair-styling. Whether that electricity came from a wall outlet or a lightning strike is up for some debate.

While Berry’s hair actually looked just fine, even great, in still photos, after seeing it live on the red carpet, people didn’t react as positively.

The division over Berry’s hair quickly dominated the red carpet discussion. Much like politics or whether that one dress is gold or blue, people began finding themselves on one side of the line or the other.

The Academy Awards will likely have its share of political speeches and positions on the events of 2017, but for the time being, everyone has an opinion on Berry’s hair.

And of course, it wouldn’t be 2017 if someone didn’t find a way to bring the discussion back to current politics, and inevitably, Donald Trump’s election as president.