He realized the hate was dying down and he had to act quick https://t.co/J7IKRhLKj0— ً (@feeIlikepabIo) April 27, 2021
Justin Bieber was on vacation with his wife Hailey Bieber and came back with a souvenir we all just wish he left behind: dreadlocks.
Five years after being accused of cultural appropriation for sporting dreadlocks, 27-year-old Bieber brought back the traditionally Black hairstyle.
Once again, social media is ripping into the Bieb’s decision to sport dreads, as Black people have long faced discrimination for wearing the style — as well as braids, cornrows and afros.
Under this Instagram post, one person commented, “this is not it justin.”
Another wrote, “this is cultural appropriation… I know you can do better,” while a third chimed in with, “J, please educate yourself on culture appropriation…. You shouldn’t be wearing dreads… With love.”
Twitter had more to say:
Justin Bieber got no real ones around him 😭😭 how you do this and think it’s a good look? pic.twitter.com/8vUY8FbXMG— King Wow (@wowthatshiphop) April 26, 2021
justin bieber put martin luther king on his album then put dreads in his hair.... is it crack?!?!?-&*-!/#?? pic.twitter.com/JvM7eQKYpP— ً pegs (@illegalbIonde) April 26, 2021
Justin Bieber put a Martin Luther King interlude on his album and now he’s acting different. pic.twitter.com/Y2AGV3oSiZ— Dedee 🥀 (@thoughtfulbae) April 26, 2021
Justin Bieber getting dreads gotta be the mustiest thing I saw today— Jonny Barriga (@young_jiggaboo) April 26, 2021
justin bieber look like a gta online character— 𝗠★ (@stymead) April 26, 2021
hair looking a bit like cynthia from rugrats 😕 https://t.co/ec2Hdb5eS4— sarah lugor! (@sarahlugor) April 27, 2021
Justin Bieber once again culture appropriating black culture.. ain’t he ever tired of showing his white privilege? pic.twitter.com/bKixPgLmXx— Savage (@coIdheartxo) April 26, 2021
Bieber has yet to respond to the negative comments about his hair on social media.