Colin Morgan – AKA Merlin – The Ears Have Changed

Colin Morgan had his ears pulled back last year and I didn’t even notice it. I know that does not seem like a big deal, but it’s something that hits close to me. I have huge ears and it is something that I have been made fun of since I was 5 years old. I do not follow Colin religiously, but I do check on his work from time to time. Seeing that he had surgery done to pull his ears back is somewhat discouraging. His reasons are his own and being that he is an actor, he probably did this to be cast in future roles. So it is not like I think lower of him in any way at all. I completely understand. But for others out there with big ears like me, it is something that hits to a long time childhood insecurity.

I sometimes gravitate to public figures or entertainers that also have big ears themselves, like Russell Tovey (above). Having big ears was hard as a kid to endure. I came home crying several times because I hated my ears. As an adult, I accept it and embrace it. I know some people like the ears, others not so much. I still get the negative comments on a regular basis. In fact someone mentioned how big my ears were yesterday and that they couldn’t stand to see me. Typing it out does sound somewhat sad, but his ears made me feel better about myself. I feel better because seeing someone famous like him with similar ears means it is not so bad for me.

Collin before the ear surgery.

Here’s the new Colin Morgan post-ear surgery.

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