So Matisyahu is now a bottle blonde and a contender in this year’s Vanilla Ice Lookalike Contest. Big deal.
But apparently it is, to many, many people.
Our buddy and Orthodox comedian FrumSatire bemoans, “I really hope he [Matisyahu] stays frum, not because I think it’s right for him, but because I really don’t want to deal with all the frummies saying “I told you so” when it comes to people being frum and famous at the same time. Without Matis, who do we have? Shmuely Boteach?”
Of course, FrumSatire is right. Religious Jews are going nuts. As Elah Nehoria writes, “these latest pictures are a clear and outright rejection of his values, and also as his position as a leader and role model for us religious Jews who still want to be a part of secular culture.”
To give you a sense of Matisyahu’s evolution, here’s a glimpse of the past two years.
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