Justin Bieber has been accused of cultural appropriation after showing off his dreadlocks on Instagram. The Canadian singer was previously criticised after adopting the style in 2016 and he’s now sporting the controversial style once again.
On Sunday, April 25, the 27-year-old Canadian singer took to Instagram to share some pictures of himself sporting his new ‘do. The snap saw him wearing a checker-print shirt with “AWAKEN” printed on it, red shorts and a pair of shocks. He completed his look with red-frame sunglasses and a silver chain around his neck.
While some of his fans approved his new style, many on Twitter criticized him. One user raged, “Just saw Justin Bieber’s story…. my guy, are you f**king serious?? He learned absolutely nothing, when it comes to cultural appropriation huh? The way his hair is gonna fall out even more. He better shave it all of when he’s done with it.”
Another critic argued, “justin bieber cultural appropriating isnt new, hes such a weirdo.” A third then chimed in, “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.”
Justin previously adopted dreadlocks in 2016. At that time, he was also accused of cultural appropriation. However, the husband of Hailey Baldwin defended his decision instead of expressing his remorse.
When hitting back at the haters via Instagram, the “Love Yourself” crooner uploaded a video of himself impersonating someone criticizing his look. He said, “Dude, are you gonna do anything with your hair, or are you just going to leave it like that?” He then added, “Yeah, some girl came up to me and she was like, ‘I love you, Justin, but, like, that’s, like, my least favorite hairstyle of yours.’ ”
The ex-boyfriend of Selena Gomez also made it clear in the caption of the post that he was irritated by the trolls’ comment. “Being weird is fun’ if u r not weird I don’t like you,” he penned.
White people dreadlocks is it cultural appropriation or not? Sound off and let us know what you think.