Justin Bieber is facing backlash over his hair. Again.
The pop star debuted some short dreadlocks this week, sparking cries of cultural appropriation and racial insensitivity. The outcry came four years after he was similarly criticized over wearing cornrows — and, yes, dreadlocks.
Dreadlocks are traditionally connected to the culture and identities of Black people, and wearing them is viewed by some as cultural appropriation. On social media some Black women called Bieber’s hairstyle offensive and disrespectful and urged him to change it and apologize.