By Tara John
April 5, 2016

Justin Bieber is being accused of cultural appropriation after debuting his new dreadlocks on an awards show.

The controversy began on April 3, when the 22-year-old singer appeared at the IHeartRadio Awards show and posted a series of pictures of his new look on Instagram.

Critics took to social media to air their displeasure at a white male appropriating a look considered to be a traditional black hairstyle.

This is not the first time the singer has been criticized for his hair. In a picture posted on Instagram three months ago, Bieber is seen touting cornrows. However, the star did not seem too keen on the style, saying: “Hailey made me get corn rows…these will be off tomorrow.”



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