It's objective fact that Ash not only is a loser himself, but actively ruins the lives of those who come to travel with him
Iris in a world where she doesn't meet Ash - Champion of Unova league
Iris in a world where she does meet Ash - perpetual jobber
When will a Prime Minister come up, say 'This shit is stupid. Cutting Hair doesn't mean shit' and then nobody every does this 'Hair Cut=Character development' again and we can enjoy long hair.
The worst part was that people defended the who whole thing be saying that she changed as a person.
She literally does not change at all, and gets worse clothing and is irrelevant all the way up till she loses the contest stuff, then remains irrelevant. She's literally the only character who did next to nothing during the whole flare event.