Maren Morris has a Halloween costume in mind thanks to Tucker Carlson’s insult last year. Last year he suggested Morris could “wear her own hair.”
That got Morris plenty of attention on the internet — but not because she wore her own hair. It was the idea that she might be wearing her own hair that was the attention grabber.
But Morris isn’t going to wear her hair like a costume. She’s going to wear her hair like a wig, which is exactly what she did Friday in front of the world.
“I’m wearing a wig,” she explained to CBS. “And when I’m out walking around, I’m just kind of holding it in front of my face, just letting people see it, and it makes them look at me — not like people want to be, but people want to see me.”
So yes, she’s wearing a wig. But that’s a different thing.
For the past month, Morris, who was arrested for allegedly assaulting a woman in a Boston nightclub, has appeared in front of the country in a wig. And in addition to it being a dramatic turn-up for Halloween, the new look is a perfect example of Morris wearing what she wants.
The singer/songwriter/activist has spoken on the topic of hair — or lack thereof — in a lot of of her songs, and she’s certainly had enough of it.
“Every day now is hair day,” she says in “This Is What It Feels Like To Be Me,” and “I was born with a frizzy head and have now lost the hair of my children.”
She even wrote a song about it titled “How Long Will It Take,” which she performed on her concert tour and released on her last album, “A Horse With No Name,” at the conclusion of the tour.
“Haven’t you ever had your life taken away like this?” she asks on the song. “This is what it feels like.”
Last year, someone tweeted at her offering her a $5,000 prize because her hair made people think she had just stepped into a wig store. And she has a response.
“I’m never going to wear my hair in a wig again,” she says. “Or at least to make the joke. I wish I could be a little girl dressed up in a Barbie,