The Twittersphere was quick to opine on Julian Assange’s appearance — after he was dragged out of the Ecuador embassy on Thursday sporting a shaggy, near-white beard and matching hair.
The comparisons to David Letterman’s nearly identical choice of facial hair post-retirement were almost instant.
“When Julian Assange’s asylum beard and David Letterman’s retirement beard see each other,” one user quipped with a meme of two Spidermans pointing at each other.
“He looks the love child of @billmaher, bill Murray and david letterman’s beard,” another person noted.
Someone else wrote, “With that flowing grey beard Julian Assange was clearly going for the Moses returning from Mount Sinai look before being bundled into the police van #WikiLeaks.”