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Justin Bieber Is Being Compared To Angelica’s Doll Cynthia With His New Dreadlocks

Justin Bieber Is Being Compared To Angelica’s Doll Cynthia With His New Dreadlocks

The pop star has also been called out for cultural appropriation for rocking the new 'do.

Stewart Perrie

Stewart Perrie

Justin Bieber has been rocking his new dreadlocks all over social media for the past few weeks and even in a music video.

While it's caused a controversy of its own due to allegations of cultural appropriation (which we'll get to later), many people reckon he looks like someone iconic but can't put their finger on it.

Twitter users have finally found the elusive doppelgänger and it comes in the form of Cynthia from The Rugrats.

For the uninitiated, Cynthia is Angelica Pickles' beloved doll who essentially never leaves the toddler's side.

She's characterised by her dead-behind-the-eyes look on her face, orange dress with red embellishments, and her iconic and chaotic hair.

As we mentioned above, while Bieber appears to be loving his new 'do, the constant updates on social media have seen loads of angry comments.

Fans have accused the pop star of cultural appropriation in rocking the dreadlocks.

In Rastafarianism, dreadlocks are a spiritual symbol, and when the likes of Bieber adopt the style, many argue it is a form of cultural appropriation.

The 27-year-old was condemned when he last sported the hairstyle, but clearly he hasn't been put off.

Responding to the initial criticism in 2016, he posted a video with the caption: "Being weird is fun if u r not weird I don't like you."

Zac Efron copped a similar serve in 2018 after he revealed that he had dived into the dreadlock game 'just for fun'.

Commenting on the post, one person said: "No dude. Don't do this. I say this as a white woman who grew up incredibly ignorant in North Dakota and had dreads when I was 19. Don't. Do. This."

Another added: "You have been afforded so much privilege and world experiences that should also inform you that dreadlocks on white people is cultural appropriation. It's really that simple."

Others argue that the hairstyle can be traced to ancient civilisations across the globe and that labelling the above examples as cultural appropriation is reductive.

Featured Image Credit: Justin Bieber/Instagram

Topics: Entertainment, Celebrity, Justin Bieber