Justin Bieber got rid of the dreadlocks that reignited the controversy he faced five years ago when he debuted the hairstyle, and showed off his new look on Sunday (May 23).
“Happy Sunday,” he captioned the Instagram picture of himself showcasing his new buzz cut while dining with wife Hailey. Ryan Tedder commented underneath, “SHAAAAAAAVED BRUH,” while other fans hailed the return of “BUZZTIN.” The 27-year-old pop superstar also changed his profile picture to one of his new cropped cut.
Bieber previously wore dreadlocks in 2016 after releasing his fourth album, Purpose, which first sparked the cultural appropriation debate surrounding his hair. At the time, Bieber responded to the backlash in an Instagram video, jokingly saying, “‘Dude you gonna do anything with your hair, or are you just gonna leave it like that, dude?’ Yeah, some girl came up to me and she was like, ‘I love you, Justin, but like, that’s like my least favorite hairstyle of yours.'”
He brought back the dreads at the end of April this year, which enraged some fans who demanded he educate himself about Black culture after he had previously made it loud and clear about how much he’s been “inspired by” and “benefitted off of Black culture,” pointing to his style of singing, dancing, performing and dressing.
See Biebs’ new buzz cut below.
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