Justin Bieber styles dreadlocks into space buns… after being called out for cultural appropriation

Justin Bieber showed off his latest dreadlocks hairstyle with some Instagram posts beginning in late April.

Never one to rest on his laurels when it comes to personal style, the pop superstar added another touch of flare on Friday when he styled his dreads into space buns.

The Yummy singer’s new hairstyle has elicited both backlash for cultural appropriation, as well as praise, amongst some of his fans, followers and peers.

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New style: Justin Bieber, 27, decided to put his new dreadlocks hairstyle into space buns and share a photo on Instagram on Friday, May 14

In the most recent Instagram photo, Bieber appears to be sitting in the passenger’s seat of a vehicle as he flashed a serious grin into the camera.

He has the various rope-like strands of hair pulled into two buns on both sides of the top of his head. 

By having his tresses pushed back over his ears, the Love Yourself singer’s left earring is visible.

Bieber looked to be donning a casual ensemble in the afternoon, which included a blue and white windbreaker-type jacket.

New 'do': Bieber has been showing off his dreads in a series of images on social media

New ‘do’: Bieber has been showing off his dreads in a series of images on social media

Backlash: The pop superstar faced immediate criticism from some fans and followers when he debuted his dreadlocks on April 25, with a photo of himself and wife Haley Bieber

Backlash: The pop superstar faced immediate criticism from some fans and followers when he debuted his dreadlocks on April 25, with a photo of himself and wife Haley Bieber

The pop superstar first sported the new hairstyle in an Instagram post on April 25.  

He has since shared an array of images of himself with the new ‘do’ on his social media platforms.

While plenty of his 175 million Instagram fans and followers gave their approval of the hairstyle as a fashion statement, many social media users criticized the White singer-songwriter for cultural appropriation.

‘Oh no’ and ‘please stop this’, are among the popular comments from naysayers.

Criticism: The Sorry singer was accused of cultural appropriation for his version of dreadlocks

Criticism: The Sorry singer was accused of cultural appropriation for his version of dreadlocks

Naysayers: 'I pray you have learned from 2016 and don't have dreads,' one person wrote, in a reference to Bieber sporting the hairstyle, which has traditionally been worn by people of color, a second time; the singer is seen with DJ Khaled earlier this month

Naysayers: ‘I pray you have learned from 2016 and don’t have dreads,’ one person wrote, in a reference to Bieber sporting the hairstyle, which has traditionally been worn by people of color, a second time; the singer is seen with DJ Khaled earlier this month

‘I pray you have learned from 2016 and don’t have dreads……like go google why white shouldn’t have dreads i beg!!!’ another user, who was wasn’t sure he was donning dreads in a photo with his wife Haley Bieber, wrote after the initial post.

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