Justin Bieber Shaves Off Dreadlocks, Debuts Buzzcut
Written by on May 24, 2021
Justin Bieber has a new look for summer.
After stirring controversy with his dreadlocks, the “Peaches” singer has chopped off his hair. He debuted his new buzzcut on Instagram, posing for a selfie with his hand on his shaved head and in another photo alongside his wife Hailey Baldwin.
Bieber’s followers seemed to approve of his new look. One of the photos had nearly 6 million likes from friends including DJ Khaled, Chance the Rapper, and Bow Wow.
Last month, Bieber was accused of cultural appropriation for styling his hair in dreadlocks. The look received mixed reviews, with some fans calling him out in the comments.
“J, please educate yourself on culture appropriation…. You shouldn’t be wearing dreads… With love,” wrote one, while another added, “Didn’t you say you were educating yourself about black culture so what is this foolery.”
Bieber never addressed the controversy, but he did rock his locks in the video for DJ Khaled’s “Let It Go” with 21 Savage.
Back in 2016, he wore his hair in dreadlocks and again faced accusations of cultural appropriation. He responded by sharing a video mocking his critics. “Being weird is fun’ if u r not weird I don’t like you,” he said.