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Zendaya Dyed Her Hair Red and Fans Are Freaking Out

Like, who IS she?!

  • Zendaya just dyed her hair red, and the people (ME) are not okay.
  • The actress confirmed that her new hair colour is, in fact, real, with a Tweet this morning, and fans are freaking that it’s a Little Mermaid clue.

Zendaya, Our Kween Who Art In Heaven, just dyed her hair red while on a press tour for Spider-Man: Far from Home, and it’s quite literally breaking the internet right now (so, like, get your Instagram stalking done fast, because the internet might not be here in the morning).

It’s not so much that Zendaya has had the same hair for decades and finally made a bold choice for once in her life—no, the actress/our leader is known for playing with her hair, jumping from choppy curtain bangs to a platinum-blonde bob in just the span of a few months. It’s that this hair change is actually real (no clip-ins or wigs), and, according fans, is also a major hint that she’ll for sure be playing Ariel in the upcoming The Little Mermaid remake.

Whaaa? I know—so many questions, so little time…to beg celebrities for clarification. Thankfully, Zendaya was feeling particularly chatty on Twitter today, and actually explained her hair change. When one fan asked ‘is it a wig or dye? We gotta know,’ Zendaya replied with ‘I dyed it, semi-permanent.’

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And, when one fan asked (in all caps, natch) if the red hair was a subtle confirmation that Zendaya would, in fact, be playing Ariel in Disney’s live-action reboot, or if she was just showing love for her role of MJ in the Spider-Man franchise, Zendaya Tweeted ‘MJ homage,’ more or less dispelling those Little Mermaid rumours. For now.

Even if my hopes of having Zendaya play Ariel haven’t been alleviated, my intense, deep need for hair inspo has been. Like, do I dye my hair red, too?! Do I go pick up a box of auburn hair colour and go to town?! These are the questions I need answers to, because I’m about to make a drug-store run and channel my inner MJ/Zendaya/Ariel tonight.

…You know what? Brb. The time has come.

This post originally appeared on Cosmopolitan.com.

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