Justin Bieber Slammed For Cultural Appropriation After Getting Cornrows
Ah, the stupid sh*t we humans do in the beginning of a relationship.
When Justin Bieber's new lady-love, Hailey Baldwin, urged him to get cornrows, he obliged, despite having a scalp genetically devoid of the melanin required to keep his head from burning in neat, red columns.
Bieber captioned an Instagram post of his braids,
Hailey made me get corn rows like an absolute douche bag, these will be off tomorrow trust me Danny.
On top of subjecting his fragile head skin to unfamiliar sunlight, Bieber's hair choice caused Twitter users to call the pop star out for cultural appropriation.
Bieber famously defended pal Kylie Jenner when her cornrows led fans to recommend she lay off the appropriation as well.
On an Instagram of the reality star sporting the look, Bieber reportedly commented,
Saying she's being racist because she wants her hair in braids is ridiculous… lets do something about equality, but it doesn't start here blasting a 17 year old kid for wearing braids smh.
The fight to keep cornrows seems like a silly one for young, famous, white kids to commit so wholeheartedly to, yet the style keeps popping up on their Instas.
It's still early enough to make 2016 the year of fresh, un-appropriated hair adventures. May no one, from this point on, feel culturally disrespected or “like an absolute douche bag.”