Justin Bieber’s Dreadlocks Slammed As ‘Cultural Appropriation’

Justin Bieber’s dreadlocks have led to fans accusing him of ‘cultural appropriation’.

The 27-year-old, who recently opened up about his past drug use, took to Instagram to show off his latest look on Sunday, April 26. 

But his followers quickly took to the comments to call him out. 

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Justin Bieber’s dreadlocks have not gone down well with fans. Credit: @justinbieber/Instagram

One commented: “Now why did Justin Bieber get dreadlocks? And why does he keep getting a pass?”

Another said: “Justin Bieber got dreadlocks again. I wonder how his fans are gonna spin this around.”

“Justin, sweetheart, you have to understand that to support black people and the anti-racism movement to have to be coherent about what you preach and that means not doing cultural appropriation ever. Dreadlocks do not look good on you,” a third wrote. 

This isn’t the first time that the pop star has worn dreads. In 2016, he also caused a stir by styling dreadlocks. 

Over the weekend, while showing off his new look, Bieber spent time with his wife of two years, Hailey. 

In a recent interview, the ‘Sorry’ singer admitted that the first year of his marriage was ‘really tough’. 

He told GQ magazine: “The first year of marriage was really tough because there was a lot, going back to the trauma stuff. 

“There was just lack of trust. There was all these things that you don’t want to admit to the person that you’re with, because it’s scary.

“You don’t want to scare them off by saying, ‘I’m scared’.”

In 2020 YouTube series, Seasons, he also admitted things got ‘legit crazy scary’ with his partying lifestyle and drug use.

He explained: “People don’t know how serious it got.

“I was waking up in the morning and the first thing I was doing was popping pills and smoking a blunt and starting my day.”

Featured Image Credit: @justinbieber/Instagram

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Written by Aimee Walker

Aimee is a senior content editor at IGV who specialises in finding the best original stories, trending topics and entertainment news. She graduated from Birmingham City University with a degree in Media and Communications.