Seven-year-old Ezra Cramer of Arab, Alabama, is on a mission, competing in the USA Mullet Championship, an online contest to find the best mullets in the United States.
That’s right. Ezra is having fun, flaunting his unique haircut with the hopes of winning the contest when the voting closes on Monday, October 11th.
But, he’s not just looking for personal glory with his glorious curly hairstyle. Instead, he’s using his mullet -- and this newfound fame -- to spread a message of acceptance.
Unfortunately, Ezra has experienced bullying -- both online and in school -- for his haircut. His mother, Kaleigha, has helped Ezra through the bumpy times by encouraging him to just be himself.
Now that he’s a finalist in this national championship, Ezra has a message of positivity, using the catch phrase, “Shake the hate.” They even printed up T-shirts spotlighting Ezra’s hair -- with that catch phrase -- to spread awareness, with $2 from each shirt donated to an anti-bullying charity.
As online voting continues, Ezra is heading into a big weekend. But whether he wins or loses the championship, he’s definitely helping others embrace the idea of being themselves and treating others with respect.