Dominique I was gonna say how awful this post is but you guys already did that for me!!! :) 👍🏾👍🏾
Taylor @kaylaaaaaaa Wins. Everyone time to pack up and go home.
Kaylaaaaaaa The term dreadlocks came from whites people that thought their slaves hair was dreadful....my mother is Jamaican with LOCS & they are beautiful, nothing like these dreadful pictures of what looks like a desperate attempt to once again take black culture and make it "cool" & "appropriate" yet not even know ANY of the history behind the "trend". I'm very disappointed that not only are people of color not represented in this post, but the mere act of "not seeing color" is coming out of people typing behind the screen. You can ask anyone in the WORLD what they think of when they hear the term dreadlocks & I can almost guarantee they will say black people & not one person with a honey, almond or chocolate complexion was shown here. Smh #tasteless #fail
chelsea She needs to never ever make a post again...
Ellzelly @brittanyBAKER you are missing the point completely. This article is clearly appropriation of black culture which manages to exclude black people altogether. I mean really? REALLY? If this post was all black women then it would make alot more sense because it is a part of our culture. It is great white people want to be a part of that but for goodness sake don't come along and wipe us out of the picture as if it had no origin in black culture. Which is, in effect, what the author of this article has done. That and the fact that she has taken for granted that people of colour follow the articles on this app and enjoy them. Very very disturbing and disappointing.
Taylor @mel I'm disappointed and offended at the same time
Naima I'm sure the author of this article didn't want to come off as offensive, but this is really offensive.
Yasmin Even putting cultural appropriation aside, there couldn't have been ONE black featured in this article? ....not even one?
pactrip Would have been nice to see a few black women featured.
Venusmillennia What's sad is, people have turned wearing dreadlocks into a fad. It is something that once carried great spiritual meaning. If this article was about Native headdress and featured all but native people, that would be a big deal because the headdress still carries such cultural and religious significance (look what happen when fashion tried to mainstream them). Shame on you, all those who wear dreadlocks just because it's some fad to follow and shame on the people who support them.
Adrende Women of color? No? Okay cool.
Taylor Actually nobody would be saying where's the white girls because hey, they are everywhere. White people aren't a minority. Nobody is blowing anything up. Just stating a horrible issue with this article. When I was younger, I thought people were 'blowing things out of proportion' too. Now I realize the real problems there are on this earth
Kadija Ok first of all these dreads look bad...and when they are done right and taken care of they can look beautiful and this IS cultural appropriation whether some people realize it or not. Facts are facts people. When you use something from a cultural but exclude people of the actually culture and only show people of a different culture using the other cultures idea it's cultural appropriation.
Brittany I'm with @shanianawaz! I apologize @leeahlaani, you're correct. I used the wrong word, however everyone is still making a big fuss for nothing. If this was an article with all black women in dreads then everyone would be on the other side saying "why is it only black girls?! Why can't white girls have dreadlocks?!" .... My point is, everyone blows things way out of proportion these days. No matter what it is.
Slim I'm glad I'm not the only one unimpressed by this post
Sally This is disgusting
Kate Really though 😒.
Sasa Honestly, I like to see white women rocking dreads... Personally I would never grow dreads because I think it's unattractive. I know I'm causing some controversy but that's my opinion. It is what it is #racheldolezal
simply Really. Could we have gotten just one?!?!?! Smh!!!!!
Suzan Very disappointed!!! Not one women of color! Seriously. I used to like this app but I am seriously thinking about deleting! Terrible!
Desire Ok first of all,they all look a hot mess.i don't know what that is but it's not dreads,the hair looks like it will come off anytime
Jimesia And dreadlocks isn't the appropriate term anyway. Smh🙄
Nikea Not one?? I understand all races where them but seriously 1 or 2 even that famous girl who took hers out would have done
shanianawaz For all of you claiming cultural appropriation I suggest you go read up on the history of dreadlocks. Samson in the Bible is described as having what can be called dreadlocked hair. The Ancient Egyptians had dreadlocks. The Ancient Greeks had dreadlocks. Some religious groups in India had dreadlocks. Dreadlocks have been a part of the history of every spiritual system. From Christianity to Hinduism, locked hair has been been a symbol of a highly spiritual person who is trying to come closer to God. The dreadlock was indeed appropriated itself to become a "symbol" of black hair culture and given the name itself. So - you can claim cultural appropriation re the name, but not the style.
Leeahlailani Not one person used the word "racist" this isn't a "racist" matter it's cultural appropriation @brittany Baker
Brittany Seriously? I didn't even notice the COLOR of these women's skin. I wish everyone would stop using "racist" every chance they get. Anyways I thought it was cool. Good job.
Krys So many women of color with dreds and not one ! Wow
Annie The style of dreadlocks were originally a Rastafarian style, black people, this article is nearly offensive in that not one black person was highlighted and to be honest, nearly all of these looks look really bad
Nicky Love 21 want to do that with my hair so much I love
Anna There are 27 pictures of women with dreads, all of them are white
Pearlfect08 Wth. No no no !! This is cultural appropriation!!!