Justin Bieber is accused of cultural appropriation for wearing dreadlocks (again!)

Posted by Akila, 26 Apr

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I wonder who decided that it is taboo for white people to wear dreadlocks or braid their hair! Well, it appears that Justin Bieber seems to have forgotten about the time he was accused of cultural appropriation when he decided to wear dreadlocks back in 2016…

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Fast forward five years, and the Yummy singer has once again been criticized for, you guessed it, sporting dreadlocks.

He posted pictures of himself sporting the controversial hairstyle on Instagram on Sunday and Monday, during a vacation with his wife, Hailey Bieber.

As expected, social media had a lot to say about the 27-year-old’s new hairstyle… Clearly this debate about cultural appropriation vs. cultural appreciation is not about to end anytime soon...

"This is not it Justin,” one fan wrote on social media.

“Justin Bieber has moved into a white people dreadlocks phase. I am indefinitely withdrawing my support for the pop singer until this misadventure concludes,” wrote another.

“Justin sweetheart you have to understand that to support black people and the anti racism movement you have to be coherent to what you preach and that means not doing cultural appropriation ever dreadlocks do not look good on you @justinbieber,” another fan added.

"so @scooterbraun you and your client @justinbieber post BLM for days and talking about being an ally or educating y'all's selves but turn around to do this foolery very performative i'm sick of y'all,” yet another fan wrote.

Justin Bieber first debuted blonde dreadlocks before the iHeartRadio Music Awards back in 2016, and immediately received a lot of backlash for it.

He then shaved his head to remove the dreadlocks…

"'Dude, are you gonna do anything with your hair or are you just gonna leave it like that, dude?' Yeah, some girl came up to me, like, 'I love you Justin, but like, that's like my least favorite of yours,'" he said at the time, referencing a fan’s disapproval.

Will he get rid of the dreadlocks immediately this time around. Maybe the dude just loves the look. What do you think?

11 responses to "Justin Bieber is accused of cultural appropriation for wearing dreadlocks (again!) "

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  1. Posted: 13 Jun

    Why are people always accusing others of cultural appropriation? There is so much going on in the world. Who cares if he wears dreadlocks. Wow

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  2.   Fun-Guy9 says:
    Posted: 06 Jun

    Hair is hair. Clothes are Clothes. So who gives a rats ass. One does things because they like it. Is it appropriation or appreciating. Its so petty. How about love for each other as human beings regardless of race Creede or colour

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  3.   DomCor says:
    Posted: 27 May

    Who cares really. Instead of worrying about of what a person should or should not do because of their skin color and it’s relativity to your OPINION; can we worry about things that really matter like mental health?? Mental health affects us all. Instead of finding , and I mean finding, things that brings us apart; let’s look into things that may bring us closer together.

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  4.   hotjay2009 says:
    Posted: 22 May

    Omg who cares about dudes hair. All things going on in world an somebody's hair style is news. No one group of people own a hairstyle. What has world come to for people be so petty. Justin make me some good music. I don't care about your hair and personal life. It's yours do whatever you like.

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  5.   velmon says:
    Posted: 18 May

    If he looks good and feels good about it, then to each their own.

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  6. Posted: 11 May

    Blacks and other minorities have plenty of legitimate, long standing concerns. Although there are rare exceptions, this isn't one of them.

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  7. Posted: 09 May

    White people have been had dreadlocks for centuries. These idiots need to do 5 minutes of research, I am sure these idiots also wear western made clothes and have blonde wigs! In short, everything is racist to them!

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    • wiseoneinmil says:
      Posted: 11 May

      As I communicated earlier, although this isn't one of them, Blacks and other minorities do have many legitimate concerns. To downplay or minimize them, or to be crass by leveling insults or resorting to name calling, suggest that you are deaf to those real issues, or in willful denial.

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      • LookingFor81 says:
        Posted: 18 May

        None of the above, it's just another thing for snowflakes(like yourself) to get upset about. How about you stop wearing Western cothes and using Western made technology! Rather than deal with real Black issues, you peddle race bait like this.

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  8.   dodgethis2k says:
    Posted: 08 May

    Lots of black women on this site have straight hair. That is cultural appropriation. Stop being hypocrites.

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