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Jason Alexander defends his very obvious toupee

'Late Late Show': Jason Alexander Defends His Terrible Toupee

Jason Alexander dropped by 'The Late Late Show',' and he wasn't alone. He had an alarmingly full head of hair that Craig Ferguson couldn't ignore.

'I travel with this occasionally,' Alexander joked. 'I do a stand-up comedy, a show called 'Jason Alexander ... An Evening With Jason Alexander and His Hair.' And, so, the hair has billing and an agent, and I had to wear it on your show.'

Ferguson complimented him, saying it totally looks like real hair.

'It's fantastic hair. It cost a bloody fortune,' Alexander said of his magical hairline.

The 'Seinfeld' star debuted the toupee about two years ago. He started balding at 17, but the older he got, the less he liked his receding hairline.

Gawker wondered: Why is Jason Alexander trying to pretend we don't all know he's bald? Jason shot to fame as George Costanza ... who was bald. Uproxx even launched a campaign to stop Jason's 'terrifying' fake hair.

He's opened up about the new 'do before, taking to Twitter in September 2011 to explain. 'The way my hair has receded in the last two years was best defined as dorky,' he wrote. 'I started balding at age 17 and after first being sad, I really embraced it. I was always cast older than my actual age which generally meant better roles.'

He then explained that 'what you see on my head is my really good, semi-permanent hairpiece. By semi-permanent I mean that I can wear it constantly for weeks at a time, if I so choose. I can swim, shower, work out -- whatever. It stays on.'

Still, the look doesn't go unnoticed, as evidenced by the focus in the Feb. 12th interview with Ferguson.

Though the comedian laughs it all off, he seems to dislikes the toupee-focused attention.

He took to Twitter during the interview to defend his purchased hair, writing:
Thanks for that interesting detail ... but we just want to understand what's happening on your head!

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Tommy February 12 2014 at 4:19 PM

Regardless of who you think you are, if you're
losing your hair, it's no fun. I'm with Jason. My
problem was fixed with a lot of money and angst.

What about guys who wear baseball caps and cowboy
hats when they neither play for the Yankees nor do they
have any cattle. We all know they have a head under there.
What are they hiding ? Oh, they think they look better with
a hat? Or maybe sun glasses (we know you have eyes).

What about all the gals (and guys) who have fake body parts ?

Some of my friends (who have hair) are totally shaved and they
look great. To each his own.

No more picking on Jason ..... don't make me come over there.

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DocLagos February 12 2014 at 2:48 PM

He looks GREAT!! Its his choice to wear it because he wants to wear it. Those who don't like it, EAT ....!!!!!

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ricton738 February 12 2014 at 2:42 PM

It looks good . Keep it ,jason.

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English not Span February 12 2014 at 2:37 PM

He looks great with that fine toupee. Of course, being prominently bald, everyone notices that he has a lot of hair for a bald man. What fun! Where I used to work the women wore a different wig everyday. Men should get in on the fake hair fun too.

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hotrod2367 February 12 2014 at 2:34 PM

Let us all be whoever we want to be - IT'S CALLED AMERICA & we are Americans !

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jdonoh4 February 12 2014 at 2:25 PM

Nice rug, Mr. Greenspan!

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captzeppelin February 12 2014 at 2:24 PM

If you are going to bust Jason...then bust William Shatner for his rug...and John Travolta on his rug also.

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AM Santare captzeppelin February 12 2014 at 2:35 PM

Don't forget Donald Trump!

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aubrnenigma February 12 2014 at 2:12 PM

I think he looks great and I think if likes his toupee he should wear it. I have many friends that wear them and people have no clue that they are not their natural hair. Most people would be shocked to know how many men wear them, the improvements in the poly and fine lace bases, as well as the hair quality and attachment methods are incredible. It is no different than wearing a hat which many balding men wear, except that modern toupees are so comfortable to wear that most men can barely tell that they are wearing them. They are also so much less expensive than they used to be, I have seen excellent hair pieces for less than two hundred dollars that will last as long as six months. That is less than many men spend on hair cuts. I think it is a shame that people being so awful to people that are just trying to look and feel their best prevent many men that want to try a toupee from trying one. Judgemental and unkind people cause a lot of grief for balding men, socially and economically (in the job market they often face discrimination). A good hair piece can change a persons life and bring them a lot of happiness. To all you haters out there, just think how you would feel if it were you. Bald is beautiful, but so is hair, it is a persons personal choice what they prefer for themselves and it is none of your business what they choose for themselves.

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nikkitytom February 12 2014 at 2:08 PM

He looks a lot younger ... and the toupee is a very good one. I'm surprised he even continued the discussion on Twitter. I would have just shut up .

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james February 12 2014 at 2:07 PM

Everyone knows I'm naked, but none are suprised that i wear clothes. I am willing to bet they secretly appreciate it.

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