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Zac Efron's upper lip has whipped up a storm of criticism after new photographs showing him sporting a moustache appeared online this week.
Photographers snapped him displaying the new whiskers on the set of his upcoming film The Greatest Beer Run Ever in New York City.
The High School Musical leading man has tried shaved, stubble, and full beard looks in the past to the delight of many of his fans. But this time, the tache might be one hair too far.
Fans have been taking to Twitter to express their opinions, with one saying: "This is proof nobody is cute with a moustache.
"Even Zac Efron looks like he does questionable things behind closed doors with a moustache."
Other more dedicated fans contradicted the criticism and were clearly unfazed by the new look.
"More men should get a moustache and Zac Efron is proof," one user said.
The star's new and latest feature, The Greatest Beer Run Ever, is adapted from a book of the same name written by Joanna Molloy and John 'Chickie' Donahue.
The new flick is described on IMDB's website as: "A man's story of leaving New York in 1967 to bring beer to his childhood buddies in the Army while they are fighting in Vietnam."
Efron managed to nab the lead part as John 'Chickie' Donohue beside other Hollywood legends Bill Murray and Russell Crowe.
Why am I so attracted to Zac Efron with a mustache? Is there ever a phase of Zac that I haven't been in love with?
No, they answer is no...
- Steelers bae (@neruaelle) November 8, 2021
He must feel a long way now from his role singing The Start of Something New with Vanessa Hudgens in the first High School Musical film.
His most recent role saw him acting the life of notorious serial killer Ted Bundy, who kidnapped, raped, and murdered young women and girls in the 70s.
Critics applauded him for his role as Bundy and the costume department's ability to mimic Bundy's exact appearance.
It may have been this film that prompted director Peter Farrelly to hire Zac for The Greatest Beer Run Ever.
And speaking of appearances, the actor's face received more flak after he took part in a musical aired over Facebook in April called Earth Day! The Musical.
Efron's jawline appeared more square and his arms more muscular than usual in the video footage, raising fans' suspicions.
Some even sparked rumours of plastic surgery... but this facial manoeuvre is certainly not fake.
Words by: Charlie Metcalfe