Little Mix’s Jesy Nelson comes under fire for her latest hair change

Let the arguments begin...

21 Feb 2018

Kim Kardashian and the rest of the Kardashian clan are slated pretty much every week for some form of cultural appropriation, and now it seems that it's Jesy Nelson's turn to face the fire.

has turned into some sort of debate club today, as she faces criticism, and support, over her latest hairstyle.

The Little Mix singer showcased a head full of what looks like dreadlocks/hair twists and soon found herself under fire for cultural appropriation.

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One wrote, "It is a real issue, because several black children are getting kicked out of school because of his hairstyle. Yet here it is being praised on a non-black person."

While another said, "I don’t want to argue with anyone, but that hairstyle is point blank cultural appropriation to the black culture"

Others chimed in, "its (sic) cultural appropriation, people have every right to get offended."

"It's CA because black women have to fight for acceptance with the same styles a young white woman can be admired for. It sends a message that their natural beauty isn’t beautiful at all and that their features are only appealing when they’re adopted by white women."

"All of the people in this comment section are really uneducated about culture. Some black people wear weave because we were told our hair was ratchet, and ghetto. Some wear weave because they want to feel beautiful in their own skin. And when whites wear dreads or braids etc, they don't get made fun of. Thats (sic) the difference. Its (sic) called culture appropriation."

Some, however, attempted to defend Jesy, claiming that a hairstyle doesn't 'belong' to anyone.

"You're obviously allowed to get offended over anything u (sic) want, but she's just wearing a hairstyle and I, personally, don't see how that's being disrespectful to black culture..."

"STOP TRYING TO CENSOR A HAIRSTYLE- they do not ‘belong’ exclusively to one culture"

"…By that same logic is Eminem rapping cultural appropriation. Stop being decisive no one owns a hair style."

“Cultural appropriation is when the dominant group take a “cultural” element from a minority culture and use it in the wrong way, portray it in the wrong way, or even disrespect it... tbh it’s just a female celeb wearing dreads as a look as many people do, that doesn’t mean she’s disrespecting the original culture or displaying it wrongly... so .. why you bitter for? I think some people just like to be angry for the sake of their bitter hearts.”

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Jesy has yet to comment on the criticism, but she's chosen not to remove the photo despite the backlash.

What do you think? Is it cultural appropriation? Or are people pointing their anger in the wrong direction?

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