Should we even debate Justin Bieber’s horrid-looking little dreadlocks?

Justin Bieber shows off his new hairstyle while dining a Craig’s with wife Hailey

Because I’m pretty old, I can remember a time when white guys, as a group, really thought they could pull off dreadlocks. It was a strange time, but I have to admit that (in my mind) there ARE a handful of white guys who can pull off dreadlocks. The key is avoiding the little baby-like dreads and going for the thicker dreads. But guys need a certain kind of hair texture for that, which means that most of them shouldn’t try. Take… Justin Bieber. The texture of his hair is not right for dreads. But he’s still trying.

These are photos of Justin and his wife Hailey leaving Craig’s in West Hollywood. He actually debuted his new dreads about a week ago on social media. People were mad about the dreads even then – Justin was once again accused of cultural appropriation for wearing a traditionally Black hairstyle. Justin clearly doesn’t care about the backlash, or maybe he’s doing this for the negative headlines, to promote his music. Who knows. I do know that this looks terrible on him and I was NOT prepared for the side-view. Is anyone mad about this? Or are we just like… well, it’s Justin and he’s going to do this kind of sh-t forever?

Justin Bieber and Hailey Bieber step out for a romantic date night at Craig's!

Justin Bieber and Hailey Bieber step out for a romantic date night at Craig's!

Photos courtesy of Backgrid.

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22 Responses to “Should we even debate Justin Bieber’s horrid-looking little dreadlocks?”

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  1. atorontogal says:

    NOPE! Just move along – nothing to see here.

  2. Merricat says:


  3. Astrid says:

    That’s some bad looking hair and I mean that in the worst way!

  4. Ann says:

    I like those red sunglasses. Hair looks gross.

  5. Valerie says:

    Just wash your hair. For the love of whatever you believe in. Actual dreads require specific care, and I’m 99% sure that the white people who wear them are unaware of that. They just think they’re living naturally~

  6. EMc says:

    Are non-famous people allowed into these high end restaurants dressed like him?

  7. Deborah says:

    Who’s picking up culture appropriation habits from his friends the karjenner’s 🙄 Neither one of them look very happy. Everyone on TikTok is saying that even he thinks he’s going to be. In the 27 club , Like the rest of the celebrities that have died at 27. They said he admitted it himself. Seems like a cry for help. Haley was always interfering between him and Selena, Even in his frail mental condition she pushed for a quick marriage.

  8. Eurydice says:

    The parts that I can see look so bad that I wonder what the bandanna is hiding.

  9. Nanny to the Rescue says:

    I’m not against tiny dreadlocks myself, but this thing on him – or the whole package, hair, face, clothes and all – just looks so messy and dirty. Dreads have a reputation, so it takes extra care for people not to associate them with negative things. He’s not helping, looking like that.

  10. ce says:

    I Think he’s actively trying to look as ugly as possible. It’s been going on for years and frankly, it sucks for Hailey who I can’t imagine entered into the relationship attracted to this sort of look. The dreds are offensive in more ways than one; for the dude who threw MLK speeches in his latest album as a woke virtue signal, this sure reeks of ignorance

  11. tempest prognosticator says:

    He just looks like a silly little boy pretending to be interesting. She looks like his babysitter.

  12. Yasmina says:

    I’ve learned that the term ‘dreadlocks’ is harmful, and that we should use ‘locs’ instead. Gabrielle Kwarteng explained it in this Vogue article
    I’ve also learned that this guy’s a jack@ss who thinks he can get away with anything. So let’s still call out this twerp.

    • tempest prognosticator says:

      Thanks for the link. I will never use the term ‘dreadlocks’ again.

    • Valerie says:

      Hadn’t heard of that before. Thanks for the link. I’ve seen both terms used and thought they were just interchangeable.

  13. molly says:

    If we find out in 2022 that he was relapsing in the spring of 2021, I… will not have been surprised.

  14. Amando says:

    I don’t know what Baldwin sees in this man-child.

  15. AMJ says:

    Whatever reasons she had to marry him, I bet she regrets it now. No money or fame is worth how he treats her, and it’s not like she was even his first choice. She was a forever rebound between his breakups with Selena Gomez and it’s hard to believe his feelings would actually change. One day the charm of newfound faith will wear off and he’ll jump the ship – the church, this marriage and the ‘normal’ life he thinks he has now.

  16. KS says:

    Remember when Zac Efron did it and he got ripped apart for it? Remember when Adele wore a Bantu knots? I mean…just no. Please no.

    Not the appropriation part, which I think is wrong too, but they all look so bad on these people.

  17. Sarcasm101 says:

    Does this bitch OWN pants? I always worry about him. He seems beyond lost. Yes men all around. Drinking, smoking. Just depressed. He is still SO young. Idk, just always got the vibe he wasn’t ok from fame. And yes, his hair is just inappropriate and awful. These two always look dazed and confused.

  18. Call_me_al says:

    I really don’t think this is a big deal.

  19. IMARA219 says:

    It’s a big deal in the Black groups I’m in, especially in the natural hair groups and largely in the Black cultural groups. He gets dragged repeatedly. It’s straight out cultural appropriation, and there’s a large contingent amongst the Black community who speak out on this.

  20. Cookie Monster says:

    I think he’s desperate for attention and is trying to be relevent