Justin Bieber has been accused of cultural appropriation after he showcased his new - or old - hairstyle over the weekend.
Has he finally taken it too far?
As most of you will be aware, the "Yummy" singer is no stranger to controversy, with him seldom being out of the headlines throughout his career.
When he was just sixteen years old, Bieber was dividing opinions with his stance on abortion. "I really don't believe in abortion. It's like killing a baby," he told Rolling Stone in 2011.
He then went on to share his thought on women who choose abortion in cases of r*pe.
"Well, I think that's really sad, but everything happens for a reason. I don't know how that would be a reason. I guess I haven't been in that position, so I wouldn't be able to judge that."
And, of course, there was the Anne Frank incident.
In an unbelievably tone-deaf move when visiting the Anne Frank House in Amsterdam, a nineteen-year-old Bieber signed the guestbook with words he'll likely never live down.
"Truly inspiring to be able to come here," he wrote. "Anne was a great girl. Hopefully, she would have been a Belieber."
His tone-deafness with culture and customs struck again in 2014...
During a trip to Japan, the singer visited the Yasukuni Shrine; a controversial monument that honors Japanese war criminals.
Unfamiliar with this crucial part of history, however, he posted a picture of himself standing outside the historical building with the caption, "thank you for your blessings."
Of course, Bieber quickly realized that the monument wasn't a place of prayer and apologized profusely for his mistake.
However, that hasn't stopped him from reoffending on the cultural appropriation front.
As stated earlier, fans are furious with the singer this week...
And it's all over his new hairstyle.
According to his latest Instagram post, Bieber has brought back his 2016 dreadlocks...
Despite being criticized for adopting the traditionally Black style.
Well, this time, the response has been no different.
Twitter is awash with fans accusing Bieber - who, by the way, is white Canadian - for adopting dreadlocks, which has long being a staple part of Black African culture.
People are not impressed...
Cultural Appropriation at it's finest Starring @justinbieber because being Racist isn't enough.— TheHeadBandChick Rosie (@LuxStripes) April 26, 2021
please tell me justin bieber isnt trying to lock his hair....— park jimins whore || zephyre⁷ 🇯🇲 (@K0YAK00) April 25, 2021
Justin Bieber got dreadlocks oml wtf 💀— zayn's ruby🕊 (@goldnhoax) April 26, 2021
justin sweetheart you have to understand that to support black people and the anti racism movement you have to be coherent to what you preach and that means not doing cultural appropriation ever— livia | cr: lâmina da assassina ✨ (@nseidenadaoxe) April 26, 2021
dreadlocks do not look good on you @justinbieber
Now Justin Bieber has dreads - isn’t that cultural appropriation?— Shay (@sharisewalker_) April 25, 2021
I’ve been wondering for years why he hasn’t been cancelled yet, despite everything he’s done— Sock 🤷 Climate Change is Real (@dognutbizkid) April 26, 2021
society loves to not hold mediocre men accountable....— Ulises💛 (@mystxcals) April 26, 2021
right and why is he getting dreads at his big age like he should know better now smh— bea (taylor’s version) 💛💛 (@mytearsrichocet) April 25, 2021
Just saw Justin Bieber’s story.... my guy, are you fucking serious?? He learned absolutely nothing, when it comes to cultural appropriation huh?— Rachel Kimpanga (@rachelkimpanga) April 26, 2021
The way his hair is gonna fall out even more. He better shave it all of when he’s done with it
Not surprised by his Cultural Appropriation again. @justinbieber at this point "STUPID DOES WHAT STUPID DOES! " Especially when it convenient from him to channel Imaginary R and B Hip Hop Vibes. He never Stopped being Racist he just layed dormant Waiting to express his RacistSelf— TheHeadBandChick Rosie (@LuxStripes) April 26, 2021
Here's the Instagram post in question.
Bieber can be seen wearing a pink and black checkered shirt with his blonde hair styled into what appears to be dreadlocks.
He also shared this selfie on his Instagram Stories...
Where his hair is definitely in the process of being locked.
Of course, Bieber is yet to address the backlash.