So I posted a picture (see below) on Twitter and a black girl retweeted commenting "what is this mess" - when another black girl and me replied to her "it's a hairstyle" she started attacking us saying that is was "culture appropriation" because "her culture owns this hairstyle."
I replied with "So this is culture appropriation but black girls straightening and relaxing their hair isn't?" And she completely freaked out about that!
I don't get it, every time I go outside I get a lot of compliments for my hair and they're mainly by African people, my friends love the braids, too - so why was this girl so angry? Does anyone on here feel insulted by my hairstyle? Please be honest.
Most Helpful Guy
lol, i dont know what is with it with some black girls and this cultural appropriation garbage. Heard the same kind of outrage recently concerning one of the kardashians. Seriously... its your head and your hair. Nobody, and i mean nobody has a right to tell you what you can and can't do with your own hair. You will never see me telling some non black guy with cornrows that he can't wear them because its "cultural appropriation". I mean what kind of bullshit is that. As I've said in the past... the one thing people today have become really good at is finding ways to take offence to anything and everything. Black people may have come up with the hairstyle, but we don't own it. It's not some form of intellectual property. So personally if it were me, i would've told the girl to shove it... but then again im not a nice guy6
Most Helpful Girl
I think your hair looks amazing. How are you appropriating it if you're just doing what you like? It's not like it's some "sacred" hairstyle it's just common 'do and it's not that big of a deal. Appropriating culture to me is more like'acting black' think Iggy. Haters will never be happy and you don't owe them shit, not even an explanation.1