Do you find his summer look cool? Image: Instagram
Zac Efron is breaking the Internet. Nope, not in a good way. He has set the Net on fire with his new dreadlocks, which have failed to impress many people, leaving them enraged.
The Baywatch star's summer look isn't being appreciated by fans, who are blaming him of cultural appropriation. Many people in the US believe the hairstyle originated from the "blacks". And people are questioning Zack's imitation of their hairstyle without any understanding or appreciation of 'black' culture. Umm, Zack, looks like getting rid of your coiffed hair wasn't a good idea.
Here's how the actor showed off his new summer look:
And here's how people reacted to it:
“Gurl, you know better. It cultural appropriation; that said, I still love you,” wrote one user. Another one wrote: “Oh no zac pls do not disrespect other ppl a culture ok great love u.”
“Damn if he would’ve gotten dreads and appreciated the culture behind it, it would’ve been okay, but I don’t even think he knows the culture behind it, plus the caption; ‘just for fun’, so now culture is something to do for fun now?," a fan questioned.
Not sure whether Zac should be blamed for cultural appropriation though. Because if you look up history, numerous artworks suggest that many people in the Near East, Asia Minor, Caucasus, East Mediterranean and North Africa had plaited or braided hairstyles.