Zac Efron accused of cultural appropriation, faces criticism for posting picture with dreadlocks
Zac Efron, who is usually seen in his signature slicked-back hairstyle, posted a picture of himself in his new dreadlock hairstyle.
He captioned the picture, "Just for fun" on Instagram. However, his fans gave a mixed reaction. While a few people liked his experiment, there were some who accused him of cultural appropriation.
One comment read, "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?"
Dreadlocks are associated most closely with the Rastafari movement, but people from many ethnic groups such as the Semitic people of West Asia and Indo-European people of Europe and South Asia have worn dreadlocks.
(With inputs from IANS)