All this fuss over Justin Bieber’s new hairstyle has us wondering if we’ve learned nothing from last week dreadlock scandal? Bieber is the second White person in seven days to make headlines over wearing locks.
Bieber debuted his new hairstyle over the weekend, prompting a lot of folks on Twitter to hammer him over it. Many accused the singer of cultural appropriation, while others called his new look “stupid”.
wait what justin bieber has dreads?? 😳 wow bieber being dumb and racist is totally out of character for him! im so shocked!!
— evil hag brooke (@enchiladad) April 3, 2016
Zendaya gets dreadlocks gets told she looks smelly & homeless but Justin Bieber gets dreads and gets told he’s hot. Hmm.
— E$AP (@halfmoonelham) April 4, 2016
Lmaooo nah Justin Bieber is so fucking annoying . He knows Dreads/Cornrows is cultural appropriation yet .. pic.twitter.com/EWWY3JV4Wy
— black panther a (@tvchalla) April 3, 2016
Justin Bieber didn’t get the memo that white people look stupid with dreadlocks huh?
— Charlamagne Tha God (@cthagod) April 4, 2016
Bieber got dreads. There’s your (unwanted) daily dose of cultural appropriation.
— Sam White (@samwhiteout) April 3, 2016
Justin Bieber got dreads…. I had faith in him
— !! (@Brebreex1) April 3, 2016
Last week, San Francisco State University student Cory Goldstein was videotaped being harassed by a Black woman over wearing dreadlocks.
As we wrote last week on HipHollywood.com, dreadlocks are not exclusively a Black hairstyle. In fact, the hairstyle can be found all throughout history. Ancient Greeks, Egyptians, Celts and Nordic Vikings wore them as well as the Ngagpas monks of Tibet.