Nick Offerman shaved his mustache and we're all freaking out

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Nick Offerman Shaved His Mustache and We're All Freaking Out

So, what's the first thing that pops into your mind when you think of Nick Offerman?

If you said his trademark Ron Swanson mustache, welcome to the club. So, imagine our utter shock when we saw this Thursday night on "Conan" ...

"You shaved the iconic Nick Offerman mustache," said Conan O'Brien on "Conan."

"Yes, the headline is, 'Character Actor Changes Look,'" said Nick Offerman.

NO, NICK, NO! Why would you shave that glorious hunk of 'stache?!

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LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 21: Comedians Nick Offerman performs during the 'Summer of 69: No Apostrophe' Tour at The Wiltern on May 21, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Michael Buckner/Getty Images)
PARK CITY, UT - JANUARY 25: Actor Nick Offerman attends the 'Me And Earl And The Dying Girl' Premiere during the 2015 Sundance Film Festival on January 25, 2015 in Park City, Utah. (Photo by Amanda Edwards/Getty Images for Sundance)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - OCTOBER 23: Nick Offerman arrives at the Hollywood Reporter's Key Art Awards at Dolby Theatre on October 23, 2014 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Harmony Gerber/Getty Images)
PARK CITY, UT - JANUARY 24: Nick Offerman attends McDonald's McCafe Presents The Village at The Lift 2015 on January 24, 2015 in Park City, Utah. (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images for McDonald's McCafe)
PARK CITY, UT - JANUARY 25: Actor Nick Offerman attends 'Me And Earl And The Dying Girl' Premiere during the 2015 Sundance Film Festival on January 25, 2015 in Park City, Utah. (Photo by Amanda Edwards/Getty Images for Sundance)
PARK CITY, UT - JANUARY 24: Actors Robert Redford, Nick Nolte and Nick Offerman at the Acura Studio at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival on January 24, 2015 in Park City, Utah. (Photo by Neilson Barnard/Getty Images for Acura)
Host Nick Offerman speaks on stage at The Hollywood Reporter Key Art Awards Powered by Clio at the Dolby Theatre on Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision for The Hollywood Reporter/AP Images)
Nick Offerman combs his moustache backstage as he prepares to host The Hollywood Reporter Key Art Awards Powered by Clio at the Dolby Theatre on Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Omar Vega/Invision for The Hollywood Reporter/AP Images)
Nick Offerman arrives at PALEYFEST 2014 - "Parks and Recreation" on Tuesday, March 18, 2014, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP)
Megan Mullally, right, and husband Nick Offerman arrive at the Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on Sunday, Sept. 15, 2013, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP)
Actor Nick Offerman arrives on the red carpet at a special screening of the feature film "Paradise" at the Chinese 6 Theater on Tuesday, August 6, 2013 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Dan Steinberg/Invision/AP)
Nick Offerman arrives at the LA special screening of "The Kings of Summer" at the ArcLight Hollywood on Tuesday, May 28, 2013 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP)
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And we're apparently not the only ones having a follicle freakout about this mustache-gate disaster.

"In social media, it's been pointed out to me that people say very mean things to me. I want to let them know that it's my face they're referring to," said Nick.

Some examples of those very mean things people are saying on Twitter — "Nick Offerman without the mustache is really just Nick Offerboy," "Nick Offerman with out his mustache is like a hairless cat: they're both scary and make me uncomfortable" and, arguably the meanest tweet, "NICK OFFERMAN HAS NO MUSTACHE ON CONAN UGH NASTY WTF BYE." Ouch.

But Nick isn't letting all this 'stache shade get to him.

He told The Hollywood Reporter last month, "I'm so grateful that Ron Swanson and Parks and Rec worked so well that it makes people angry that I would dare look different. I understand that it's a compliment when they say it makes them puke when they see me!"

We think it's safe to say Ron Swanson wouldn't take all this as a compliment, sir.

GROW IT BACK, NICK. Okay thanks, bye.

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