On Sunday, Justin Bieber appeared on stage at the 2016 iHeart Radio Awards. But some fans apparently couldn’t enjoy Biebs’ performance because they were distracted by the 22-year-old singer’s shock-blonde dreadlocks.
The singer unveiled his dreadlocks on Instagram prior to the awards show, but according to Wonderwall.com, “this was his first major public appearance (at the iHeart Radio Awards) wearing them.”
In the comments section of Biebs' dreaded Instagram selfie, one user wrote:
People are annoyed cause when black people wear this style they are stereotyped as druggies and are ‘unkempt’ look at Zendaya for example. She had fake dreads and she was stereotyped, But when people such as JB…wears them its suddenly the ‘latest trend.’
Another user said: “Dreadlocks are cultural appropriation. we’ve taught you this before. Your hair is fine as it was.”
Folks on Twitter weren't feeling Biebs' locks either:
White people rocking dreadlocks has been a hot topic—last week, a video of a black student confronting a white student over his dreadlocks went viral.