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(USA Today)   Justin Bieber's getting slammed for wearing dreadlocks, being Justin Bieber   (usatoday.com) divider line
    More: Stupid, African American, Dreadlocks, Racism, Black people, Justin Bieber, Hairstyle, Martin Luther King, Jr., Afro-textured hair  
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2021-04-28 8:43:03 PM  
I still don't know what a Justin Beiber is.
 
2021-04-28 8:49:45 PM  
wait, are we finally to a place where we can bag on white people with dreads? because my body is ready, because white people should absolutely not have dreadlocks, it looks atrocious.
 
2021-04-28 8:59:13 PM  
Do I think that an all-out war on cultural appropriation might be going too far? Sure.

Is it a hill I'm willing to die on? Nah.
 
2021-04-28 9:10:46 PM  
Cancel the Counting Crows!
 
2021-04-28 9:46:27 PM  
Also, every culture that has a history of sea travel has a cultural history of dreadlocks. Dreadlocks are just what naturally happens to long hair that isn't washed regularly. Seriously, getting upset over what long hair does if left to its own is as stupid as white people getting upset when black people grow afros.

Let's fark off with these stupid distractions and start actually tackling systemic racism and injustice instead.
 
2021-04-28 9:58:16 PM  
Justin Bieber sucks. That is all.
 
2021-04-28 10:45:46 PM  
Finally!  Now I can bag on those Trustifarians from the 1990s.
 
2021-04-28 10:49:06 PM  
And that Bo Derek!  Right?!

/ I'll have to insist you remove that tweed jacket.  That is of my people.
// it's the sheep piss that makes it magic
 
2021-04-29 12:06:26 AM  

Ghastly: I still don't know what a Justin Beiber is.


I envy you.

He's the king of the douche bags.
 
2021-04-29 12:08:40 AM  

question_dj: wait, are we finally to a place where we can bag on white people with dreads? because my body is ready, because white people should absolutely not have dreadlocks, it looks atrocious.


I agree.

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2021-04-29 12:50:54 AM  
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2021-04-29 1:20:46 AM  

Ghastly: Also, every culture that has a history of sea travel has a cultural history of dreadlocks. Dreadlocks are just what naturally happens to long hair that isn't washed regularly. Seriously, getting upset over what long hair does if left to its own is as stupid as white people getting upset when black people grow afros.

Let's fark off with these stupid distractions and start actually tackling systemic racism and injustice instead.


Agreed - dreads were worn by Celtic and Viking warriors long before there was any 'culture' to 'appropriate'

I'm only against dreadlocks on white people when I'm at a festival or gig, and I keep getting wapped in the face by sweaty flying dreads whilst dancing. Ruins the whole candyflip.

It's odd, cos I never seem to be hit by dreadlocks on a black person, always crustifarians.
 
2021-04-29 1:27:14 AM  

Ghastly: Also, every culture that has a history of sea travel has a cultural history of dreadlocks. Dreadlocks are just what naturally happens to long hair that isn't washed regularly. Seriously, getting upset over what long hair does if left to its own is as stupid as white people getting upset when black people grow afros.

Let's fark off with these stupid distractions and start actually tackling systemic racism and injustice instead.


Speaking as a white guy.....

During my college days, some of the guys on the basketball team decided to grow out afros.  And it was pretty cool.

/This was back in the late 90s/early 00s.
//Go Waves.
///Gonzaga sucks.
 
2021-04-29 1:52:24 AM  
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/ wanna hear a crunchy groove brah?
 
2021-04-29 2:27:43 AM  
The guy's a tool. Everything he does is toolish.
 
2021-04-29 2:28:45 AM  
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2021-04-29 2:33:43 AM  
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2021-04-29 2:47:25 AM  
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nuttin newww
 
2021-04-29 3:23:01 AM  
People who cry about cultural appropriation are racist as fark.

/ Wear what ever you want.
// The more cross cultural mixing the better.
 
2021-04-29 3:27:44 AM  
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Somebody get this guy some help, he's clearly unwell
 
2021-04-29 3:38:25 AM  
This is stupid. Hair styles are not culture and no one owns them.
 
2021-04-29 4:15:12 AM  
if you're worried and upset of someone else's hair style, you have major issues.
 
2021-04-29 5:20:05 AM  

Skyfrog: This is stupid. Hair styles are not culture and no one owns them.


This.

Unless the hair style has some rather special significance unique to a culture, f u.

Native American War bonnet? Yeah, that'd be appropriation. Maori tā moko tattoo? Appropriation. Maori kirituhi tattoo? Not appropriation.

Dreadlocks? Not appropriation.
 
2021-04-29 6:50:12 AM  
Fkn' Bieber, walking around the place like he owns his own body.
 
2021-04-29 8:04:59 AM  
You f*cking assholes!  You have made have to defend that twat.
 
2021-04-29 8:20:57 AM  

Trik: The guy's a tool. Everything he does is toolish.


He's done  Make-a-Wish for sick kids over 250 times.

He's still a tool, but not everything he does is toolish.
 
2021-04-29 8:36:21 AM  

Ghastly: I still don't know what a Justin Beiber is.


The Canadian version of a Couric. Used to measure fecal mass.
 
2021-04-29 8:39:54 AM  
Where does the hair appropriation line end? Straightening your hair? Using dye? Wigs? Powdered wigs? Those visors with frosted tips coming out the top? Dudes who shave their heads who aren't actually bald? Going to Sports Clips when you're not an athlete or you hate sports?
 
2021-04-29 8:42:06 AM  
When Spanish cowboys came to Hawaii they brought guitars. The natives copied them and came up with the ukulele. Where is the faux woke rage?
 
2021-04-29 8:43:41 AM  
CSB - I was a regular at a pick-up basketball game on a nearby blacktop.  I was also the only white regular.  One night when it's crazy busy another white guy shows up - sketchy looking as hell, rail thin with long nasty dreadlocks. Of course the two white guys had to guard each other even though he had a good four inches on me.

He sent my first shot into the bushes.  He talked a little shiat about it and one of the other regulars out there, an absolute tank of a human being, grabs him and goes something like "there's forty n___as out here and you the only motherfarker with dreads.  Know your place faces of meth."  Everybody laughed and the guy kept his mouth shut the rest of the game.
 
2021-04-29 8:44:48 AM  
Cultural appropriation is pretending that only your culture came up with the concept of not washing your hair and attacking others for doing the same.
 
2021-04-29 9:23:58 AM  
You may as well shut down Burning Man, then
 
2021-04-29 9:53:37 AM  

redsquid: When Spanish cowboys came to Hawaii they brought guitars. The natives copied them and came up with the ukulele. Where is the faux woke rage?


He typed in English, the language of imperialist colonizers.
 
2021-04-29 10:18:43 AM  
Another meme hauled out of mothballs today:

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2021-04-29 11:31:44 AM  

Mega Steve: You may as well shut down Burning Man, then


Pretty sure they did.

I mean, it was more of 'rona thing than a cultural anything but here we are.
 
2021-04-29 11:39:32 AM  

FLMountainMan: CSB - I was a regular at a pick-up basketball game on a nearby blacktop.  I was also the only white regular.  One night when it's crazy busy another white guy shows up - sketchy looking as hell, rail thin with long nasty dreadlocks. Of course the two white guys had to guard each other even though he had a good four inches on me.

He sent my first shot into the bushes.  He talked a little shiat about it and one of the other regulars out there, an absolute tank of a human being, grabs him and goes something like "there's forty n___as out here and you the only motherfarker with dreads.  Know your place faces of meth."  Everybody laughed and the guy kept his mouth shut the rest of the game.


Racist black man physically intimidates white guy?

CSB indeed.
 
2021-04-29 11:41:54 AM  
As a bald white dude I've never understood the appeal of dreadlocks. I mean, why would you want to have matted hair that probably smells bad?
 
2021-04-29 11:45:47 AM  

Fark_Guy_Rob: FLMountainMan: CSB - I was a regular at a pick-up basketball game on a nearby blacktop.  I was also the only white regular.  One night when it's crazy busy another white guy shows up - sketchy looking as hell, rail thin with long nasty dreadlocks. Of course the two white guys had to guard each other even though he had a good four inches on me.

He sent my first shot into the bushes.  He talked a little shiat about it and one of the other regulars out there, an absolute tank of a human being, grabs him and goes something like "there's forty n___as out here and you the only motherfarker with dreads.  Know your place faces of meth."  Everybody laughed and the guy kept his mouth shut the rest of the game.

Racist black man physically intimidates white guy?

CSB indeed.


Look I know it's a story I posted on Fark, so I'm partially responsible for its misinterpretation but I'm actually friends with the black guy.  He has a white wife and his kids and my kids play together.  He made a funny joke that was also a statement (don't come on a court you've never been to before and talk trash).  I could go on, but it's kind of pointless anyway.  I'm just a guy blabbing about a personal anecdote.  You find your nail, hammer away.
 
2021-04-29 11:53:24 AM  
I tried to give up pork but the mosque on the corner teamed up with a synagogue and tried to run me out of town.
 
2021-04-29 1:09:47 PM  
The hairstyle we can just about assume 100% of OUR earliest ancestors from pre-hiostory all probably had as it's what most people's hair does when left unwashed and uncombed long enough.

Sure you can choose to have your hair dreaded, an work to have your dreads look neat and even and all that as a style. But it also will just happen to most anyone that simply let's it.
I find anyone can imagine that's their cultural look, but for how it works, i can't imagine any one group of humans "owns" what happens to most of us naturally anyway.

Also everyone that ever told anyone else that they were 'appropriating" is clearly on board with House of Mouse's POV for copy write ownership laws, and denounces remixes and sampling DJs, right?

Cause nothign ever in the entire universe comes from anything else in that POV, everything springs up out of the private walled off in a lonesome vacuum imagination of unite special humans that "own" all the cultural norms they alone dreamed up and in no way at all took any inspiration from anything else ever like other  people or nature.

I can understand belittling another culture by using their own norms in an explicitly meant to be offensives/make fun of them way as something to be told to go fook itself.But actual legit imitation is in fact the most sincerer form of flattery we know.And everything ever that we have right now is all a remix of whatever was before, and whatever was before that, and whatever was before that, and whatever was before that, going back to before any written history at all doing that same process over and over and over again up into the present.We generally call that process, evolution, it applies to basiaclly everything in all of existence.There is no line in time anywhere that any one can claim, we uniquely dreamed that up out of nothing, it came from a  special place of 100% never before seen or heard of anything that springs up out of thin air that only we can see and draw inspiration from.Everything anyone has today, comes from something or some one before them, who got their ideas from influences somewhere in the world, not out of some alternate reality they alone had access to or the vacuum  of their own mind that had not once ever had any input from the natural world or other people.but i will agree that the JB is a generally offensive human, like just for existing at all really, taking up oxygen and space in our finite resources world as he does.
 
2021-04-29 5:54:12 PM  
I have never really seen someone with dreadlocks that look good.  They have always looked unkempt or gross to me.
 
2021-04-29 6:49:30 PM  
What a douche. First he comes out wearing a beatles haircut and dares to call it a bieber hair cut (f**k off bieber). Now the dreds. Go away bieber.
 
2021-04-30 5:37:50 AM  
when invoking Grabthar's Hammer would be taking it too far ...

I SWEAR IT BY BIEBER'S DREDLOCKS!!



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