Travis Kelce Addresses Reports That He Popularized The Fade Haircut: ‘That’s Absolutely Ridiculous’
NFLer Travis Kelce wants no part of the false narrative that’s been circulating about him lately.
For those who may have missed the uproar, last week the New York Times ran a report that claimed Travis Kelce is responsible for the (already) well-known fade haircut growing in popularity. According to the publication, barbers have had a great increase in requests for the cut that’s apparently been deemed as the “Travis Kelce haircut” from men who desire to look more like the Kansas City Chiefs star.
As expected, many have since slammed the claims that Travis Kelce is responsible for making the fade a household name, including NFL players-turned-sports/cultural analysts Shannon Sharpe and Chad “Ochocinco” Johnson. While recently discussing the matter, the “Club Shay Shay” podcast host said,
“Ocho, I’ve been getting a fade since 86.”
Chad Johnson added,
“Wait, he don’t have a fade, he got a buzz cut. Like when you go to the Army bro, how bro.”
Well, it seems that Travis heard the masses that slammed him for receiving credit for bringing the fade to the forefront. During the Super Bowl LVIII Opening Night press conference he addressed the report and said,
“It’s absolutely ridiculous and to do it on February 1st to throw me into the wolves like that, that was messed up, man. I don’t want anything to do with that one, man.”
Travis continued, sharing how others can achieve the cut that he rocks,
“I got a good fade if you need it though, it’s two on top, a nice high to mid-fade with a taper in the back.”
“But I didn’t invent that, I just asked for it.”
Travis Kelce confirms he did not invent the taper fade.
— Vegas Sports Today (@VegasSportsTD) February 6, 2024
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