U.S. Ambassador to Turkey John Bass tried (on) a new kind of diplomatic solidarity this week: he went blonde. Check out his Instagram post below.
Bass was responding to a comment made on Twitter by Ankara Mayor Melih Gokcek. Gokcek’s tweet ridiculed U.S. State Department spokeswoman Marie Harf, calling Harf a “dumb blonde.” (It’s not the first time he’s pointed out her blondeness.) In his digitally altered retort, Ambassador Bass’s hair got to strawberry blonde at best–Harf’s is platinum–but the message was noble. Bass wrote: “#American diplomats: we’re all blonde”, in a show of solidarity with his fellow diplomat.