Citing a lack of genes required to produce a respectable ‘cookie duster’, local man Ernie Taylor has declared his intention to take a ‘running start’ into Movember, christening the week-and-a-half before the start of the month as ‘Moctober’.
“I just feel as though there needs to be some sort of special dispensation given to those who would normally LOVE to take part in what is a great thing for charity,” said Taylor today.
“By creating ‘Moctober’, we’ve given men who struggle to grow ‘lip foliage’ a safe space to lay the groundwork for what will hopefully be a fine example of a mouth mirkin”.
“No longer shall we cower in the shadows, fearful of the roasting we get whenever we try to grow a goddamn moustache!”
The campaign, already with several dozen fans on Facebook, has drawn comparisons with the work done by various civil rights figureheads over the last several decades.
One social media commenter was quoted as saying “If Gandhi or MLK had their heads screwed on properly, we wouldn’t have to fight for the right to grow a moustache without being called a ‘creep’ or a ‘pedo’,”
“Ah well... Live and learn, I say”.
When pressed about the future of the of the Moctober movement, Taylor said he was hoping to expand into other fields of life.
“There’s so much work to be done out there,” he said.
“I refuse to feel inferior for not being able to change a tire, put up shelving or properly drop-kick a rugby ball. The shaming ends here!”