Justin Bieber’s controversial dreads steal the show at the iHeartRadio Music Awards

WhatsOn Apr 06, 2016 by Ryan Porter OurWindsor.Ca

If Justin Bieber likes the way he looks that much, he should go and love himself. That would bring the number of fans of his new dreads up from zero to one.

The twisted bleached locks became a lightning rod for self-appointed style critics on social media after The Biebs debuted the look at the iHeartRadio Music Awards on Sunday. A vocal contingent accused him of cultural appropriation for adopting a style commonly associated with the black community.

“[People say] you wanna be black and all that stuff, I’m like, ‘it’s just my hair,’” the 22-year-old Stratford native was reportedly heard telling rapper Big Sean backstage at the awards show.

Over his eight-year career, Bieber has been arguably more famous as the host body for his hair than for his musicianship. Director Jon Chu even devoted a segment of his documentary Justin Bieber: Never Say Never to the singer’s swoopy bangs.

You can’t say Bieber didn’t know he was treading on dangerous territory: last July, he defended Kylie Jenner on Instagram when she was accused of cultural appropriation for wearing her hair in cornrows. “Instead of fighting over something stupid, let’s do something about equality,” he wrote at the time.

His new hairstyle overshadowed the fact that he also betrayed his beleaguered home turf team, the Toronto Maple Leafs, by wearing a New York Rangers jersey to the show. Somewhere, Morgan Rielly is crying a single tear and whispering to himself, “et tu, Biebs?”

Toronto Star

Justin Bieber’s controversial dreads steal the show at the iHeartRadio Music Awards

Five years ago Justin Bieber was hair inspiration for boys everywhere. Now his dreadlocks are making us wonder what rat died on his head

WhatsOn Apr 06, 2016 by Ryan Porter OurWindsor.Ca

If Justin Bieber likes the way he looks that much, he should go and love himself. That would bring the number of fans of his new dreads up from zero to one.

The twisted bleached locks became a lightning rod for self-appointed style critics on social media after The Biebs debuted the look at the iHeartRadio Music Awards on Sunday. A vocal contingent accused him of cultural appropriation for adopting a style commonly associated with the black community.

“[People say] you wanna be black and all that stuff, I’m like, ‘it’s just my hair,’” the 22-year-old Stratford native was reportedly heard telling rapper Big Sean backstage at the awards show.

Over his eight-year career, Bieber has been arguably more famous as the host body for his hair than for his musicianship. Director Jon Chu even devoted a segment of his documentary Justin Bieber: Never Say Never to the singer’s swoopy bangs.

You can’t say Bieber didn’t know he was treading on dangerous territory: last July, he defended Kylie Jenner on Instagram when she was accused of cultural appropriation for wearing her hair in cornrows. “Instead of fighting over something stupid, let’s do something about equality,” he wrote at the time.

His new hairstyle overshadowed the fact that he also betrayed his beleaguered home turf team, the Toronto Maple Leafs, by wearing a New York Rangers jersey to the show. Somewhere, Morgan Rielly is crying a single tear and whispering to himself, “et tu, Biebs?”

Toronto Star

Justin Bieber’s controversial dreads steal the show at the iHeartRadio Music Awards

Five years ago Justin Bieber was hair inspiration for boys everywhere. Now his dreadlocks are making us wonder what rat died on his head

WhatsOn Apr 06, 2016 by Ryan Porter OurWindsor.Ca

If Justin Bieber likes the way he looks that much, he should go and love himself. That would bring the number of fans of his new dreads up from zero to one.

The twisted bleached locks became a lightning rod for self-appointed style critics on social media after The Biebs debuted the look at the iHeartRadio Music Awards on Sunday. A vocal contingent accused him of cultural appropriation for adopting a style commonly associated with the black community.

“[People say] you wanna be black and all that stuff, I’m like, ‘it’s just my hair,’” the 22-year-old Stratford native was reportedly heard telling rapper Big Sean backstage at the awards show.

Over his eight-year career, Bieber has been arguably more famous as the host body for his hair than for his musicianship. Director Jon Chu even devoted a segment of his documentary Justin Bieber: Never Say Never to the singer’s swoopy bangs.

You can’t say Bieber didn’t know he was treading on dangerous territory: last July, he defended Kylie Jenner on Instagram when she was accused of cultural appropriation for wearing her hair in cornrows. “Instead of fighting over something stupid, let’s do something about equality,” he wrote at the time.

His new hairstyle overshadowed the fact that he also betrayed his beleaguered home turf team, the Toronto Maple Leafs, by wearing a New York Rangers jersey to the show. Somewhere, Morgan Rielly is crying a single tear and whispering to himself, “et tu, Biebs?”

Toronto Star