Demi Lovato Changed Her Hair And Now She’s Copping Major Criticism For Cultural Appropriation
People are unhappy that she's making a cultural hairstyle into a trend.
Demi Lovato released the video to her new song No Promises and fans aren’t happy about her chosen hairstyle.
In the video, the singer’s hair is twisted to resemble dreadlocks, and people on Twitter are suggesting that she’s guilty of cultural appropriation.
Traditionally, dreadlocks were worn by people of Jamaican heritage and the hairstyle has strong cultural ties to that ethnicity. Because Demi is white, fans are annoyed that she decided to make this historical style a trend.
Didn't Demi Lovato get the memo about dreadlocks? I don't understand why this is still happening tbh.
— Émi Le Bile (@EmiMarieSK) May 16, 2017
Demi is way too smart to be culturally appropriating dreads, like c'mon girl.
— Soul #1437 (@MenOfLetters143) May 17, 2017
Did demi really wear dreadlocks,, yikes
— ️ (@IouismodeIs) May 18, 2017
Demi…. u were my girl…….. why……….. why the dreadlocks ☹️ pic.twitter.com/40lKB3T7Mw
— legally brunette (@livraem) April 12, 2017
However, other fans are defending the singer and claim she’s doing nothing wrong.
@ChainedToNick Yeah really they are twists not dreadlocks
— iam:gay af (@iam_demi_DL6_) May 17, 2017
— MaryBeth Craine (@maryrocks9) July 4, 2015
@EmiMarieSK So she had dreadlocks…what's the problem?
— Carolyn (@CarolynG1014) May 18, 2017
What do you make of Demi’s hair? Should she have stuck to her natural style?
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