It's a hair colour (gold, usually), NOT a personality trait.
The dumb blonde cliché started with the kinds of characters Marylin Monroe played in many of her movies. She usually played characters who were pretty ditsy, though sometimes she came through with some profoundly wise insight. So when people blame their ditsiness or naivety on being blonde, they are just pandering to a popular culture stereotype.
In other words, being blonde has nothing to do with being stupid. Being stupid has everything to do with being stupid.
Marylin Monroe's character, at the end of Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, convinces her would-be father-in-law that women chasing after rich men is like men chasing after beautiful women.
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