Zac Efron's New Dreadlocks Spark Twitter Debate: Is It 'Cultural Appropriation' or Just a Hairstyle?
Zac Efron seems to have ditched the hairspray and chosen dreadlocks as his latest hairdo, as displayed in a new Instagram photo from his vacation in Hawaii. The picture has already drawn 1.4 million likes and almost 17,000 comments, and much of the online conversation surrounding the Greatest Showman actor’s hair seems to be focused on the issue of cultural appropriation.
Efron captioned his Instagram post “Just for fun,” and some fans agreed, writing that the actor is “still hot as ever” or that the whole situation is irrelevant because “it’s hair, nothing more or less.” But the conversation had its fair share of people who disagreed with the actor’s decision -- or people who just wanted the clean-cut Zac back.
Read the reactions below:
Zac Efron in dreads.— Childish Cindino ------✨ (@cindyluta) July 5, 2018
I have really seen it all.
What in the cultural appropriation is going on?
Troy, get your nonsense head in the bloody game . Pls and Pls. pic.twitter.com/BH07iWflez
Honest question, why is it bad that Zac Efron has dreads? Or that Kim K does whatever it is she has done with her hair? Why can’t it be taken as a compliment that one culture wants to adopt certain elements of another?— Caila Wright (@CailaWright) July 6, 2018
Someone check on zac efron pic.twitter.com/w5IRgSndDZ— mariah (@whtevrmariah) July 5, 2018
this just in: zac efron hasnt washed his hair in like a mont or two pic.twitter.com/gx4nGbgVrE— astrid (@lotusrid) July 5, 2018
"Hi I'm Zac Efron & this is the White People Quit Having Dreadlocks Challenge"— aaron cooper swor (@dinoswor) July 5, 2018
*sound of hair buzzer*
"I'd like to nominate that guy who was a finalist on American Idol about 7 years ago"
Zac Efron got dreads in his hair pic.twitter.com/tuKdfAugsc— sassy bitch (@SASSYAF28) July 5, 2018
Oh god what did Zac Efron do to his hair?!? He looks terrible pic.twitter.com/jifEUGqyUH— Melanie (@mel_jayne91) July 6, 2018
Zac Efron just put dreads in his hair...unsubscribed— Ems (@xemilayahx) July 5, 2018
I’m not ignorant at all. I’m just a true fan to Zac. He’s 30, he can have his hair however he wants. Nothing offensive about it----♀️— Selina King -- (@SelinaPops) July 6, 2018
Zac Efron is so unproblematic news outlets are really out here debating his saltwater tangled HAIR. Any reason to talk about Zac I gusss--♀️— Team_ZacEfron (@Team_ZacEfron) July 5, 2018
And here comes all the hate comments for Zac Efron. Gosh let that boy live. He’s just trying that hair for fun. Why can’t people understand that --— dw ze (@ellalovesdongni) July 5, 2018
why did zac efron have to go and do That with his hair— slim shaidy (@csws5years) July 5, 2018