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Justin Bieber Accused Of Cultural Appropriation After Getting Dreadlocks

Jake Massey

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Justin Bieber Accused Of Cultural Appropriation After Getting Dreadlocks

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.


His new look was also on display in a poolside snap with his wife Hailey:


But while many Beliebers think the hairdo looks great, others couldn't beliebe what they were seeing, accusing the 'Love Yourself' singer of cultural appropriation:


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."

LADbible has contacted Bieber's reps for comment.

Zac Efron was previously accused of the same charge in 2018 after he revealed that he had gotten dreadlocks '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: Instagram/Justin Bieber

Topics: Celebrity, Justin Bieber

Jake Massey
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