'Damned petition!' - Arctic Monkeys frontman Alex Turner shares thoughts on bizarre 'banish the beard' campaign

Arctic Monkeys'˜ Alex Turner has shared his thoughts on a bizarre campaign that calls for him to shave his beard off.

Wednesday, 2nd May 2018, 2:53 pm
Updated Wednesday, 2nd May 2018, 2:56 pm
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The online petition, entitled 'Alex Turner banish the beard', has been launched on the change.org website and attracted more than 2500 signatures.

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It was launched after the lead singer of the Sheffield band was recently pictured sporting some newly grown facial hair.

He was made aware of the petition during a new interview with German website Intro.

Turner responded: "I had no Idea. But it amuses me.

"It’s really crazy that people are so interested in hairstyles and stuff.

“I’m sitting here with a damned petition that’s about my looks!"

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