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Lady Gaga Rocks Blonde Faux-Locs

Avatar • Nov 25, 2012

Lady Gaga is known for switching up her hair and she recently went for a more textured look with blond faux-locs, posting pictures of the new look to Twitter on Thanksgiving. Click below for more pics and to let us know what you think! 

What do you think ladies? Crazy or cute? 

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nikki
nikki
7 years ago

she looks stoned

Afrochelle
Afrochelle
7 years ago

The locs are cute but the bottle-blonde color is throwing me off. I’ve never liked bleached hair on her.

guise
guise
7 years ago

eeew no

Purpleone
7 years ago
Reply to  guise

ewwwww whitelocks.

I’m so sick of the icky hipsters who think losing their combs and rubbing crisco on their heads = locs.

CurlyQ53
CurlyQ53
7 years ago

Honestly? She looks a little crackish.

Maimouna
Maimouna
7 years ago

Love are cool but come on Gaga your a millionaire, its okay to smile 🙂

Tammy
Tammy
7 years ago

Honestly, she has never looked good to me, and this instance is no exception.The only person I’ve seen rock this look succesfully is Shakira.

kyla
kyla
7 years ago

never been a fan of locs on caucasian’s it looks really messy… i like me some gaga but she looks tired

Felicia
Felicia
7 years ago
Reply to  kyla

I agree!

Aj
Aj
7 years ago
Reply to  kyla

Agree!!

Zanthe
Zanthe
7 years ago

I love locks on EVERYONE(black or white) its looks cool, it doesnt look like locks though..maybe thicker and neater

Rae
Rae
7 years ago

Looks like appropriation at its best… not a fan

eleriero
eleriero
7 years ago

I can’t accurately comment on her hairstyle when all I see is how tired she looks. Get some sleep Lady Gaga!!

And what’s this “cultural appropriation” crap? It’s hair. People are free to do whatever they want with their own hair. Get over it.
I swear. I see people complain about that and the only thing I get from the conversation is “We had it first! No copycats!!” Grow up, guys. We’re better than that.

Rae
Rae
7 years ago
Reply to  eleriero

Though I agree that people can “do whatever they want with their own hair” does that mean others are not entitled to their own opinion? Simply by saying “Get over it” implies that another person’s feelings and/or opinions are invalidated. And yes I do see it as cultural appropriation not merely because “we had it first” but because cultural appropriation, cooptation and “borrowing” is not done out of admiration of cultural expression. Do not get me wrong though I am not talking about Gaga’s individual intent, I am referring to a system of whiteness that attempts to fill a signified… Read more »

Zanthe
Zanthe
7 years ago
Reply to  Rae

Bla bla bla. Trying to sound intelligent “a system of whiteness“bla bla but simply put you sound like an elitist A*****E

JustLeavingaComment
JustLeavingaComment
7 years ago
Reply to  Zanthe

…and you sound like a brainwashed, self-loathing, head scratching, tap-dancing, Sambo-COON. Wake-up and stop persecuting those who seek to liberate you. If you have a problem with reality and love delusion eat it for yourself and keep your trap shut. Rae’s opinion is perfectly valid and it was well-stated and backed-up with examples. Your comment is just an attempt to shame her into submission. If you’ve sold your soul it’s too late for you. However, for those who still have theirs let them SPEAK and leave them alone!

Anon
Anon
7 years ago

Woah that name calling is out of line! You sound like you have major issues. We should have pride in ourselves, culture and roots but it’s ok for you to rattle off a list of disgusting insults based on racist stereotypes then throw them at Zanthe?!

Ugonna
Ugonna
7 years ago

she sounds brainwashed because shes not willing to whine and moan and get worked up?please

SeriouslyNow
SeriouslyNow
7 years ago
Reply to  Ugonna

You missed the entire point of this entire post.
Please re-read, and try again.
k thx

SeriouslyNow
SeriouslyNow
7 years ago

Prrrrrrreach, chil’!

Barbara
Barbara
7 years ago
Reply to  Zanthe

ICAM Zanthe that being said, I don’t like how it looks on Gaga.

JustLeavingaComment
JustLeavingaComment
7 years ago
Reply to  Rae

Yes, it is cultural theft with no regard or care to where it came from or why. Give it twenty years and white people will have black folks thinking locs was THEIR thing since the beginning of time. They enjoy rewriting history to their advantage by remixing it and pushing it to black people to keep our spirit down and to pump their egos up. The wiser we are about these little things — the wiser we will be about the weightier issues involving what they do and typically get-away with. They have (collectively) built their entire existence and fortune… Read more »

eleriero
eleriero
7 years ago

.….yes. It IS just hair. And you’re reading way deep into things that honestly don’t matter. You sound like an extremists in your racial beliefs, which is why I can’t take you seriously. The instant you start claiming that an entire race are “soul-suckers” because they lay claim to hairstyles that “aren’t theirs”?
Yeah…it makes me think you have issues.
We’re better than conspiracy theories that make us unnecessarily hateful and bitter towards other races. At least, that’s MY opinion.

Nikia
Nikia
7 years ago
Reply to  eleriero

There’s a distinct difference between presenting facts and being “angry” and entertaining “conspiracy theories”. Black people, or black-ness, have consistently been written out of history (Jesus + Mary Magdalane, Egypt, Moors, Aboriginals), and pointing that out does not make one “angry”, it makes one informed. In regards to Lady Gaga’s hair, just because black people did it first doesn’t mean no one else is allowed to do it. If that were the case, almost all of the world’s art, fashion, spirituality, and technology would be stifled. Its my understanding that Rastafarian is a faith system, not a color system, and… Read more »

Shan
Shan
7 years ago
Reply to  Nikia

See.…that’s also part of the problem. Locks are worn by rastafarians but the locking of hair was around way before the rastafarian movement. So no I do not co-sign on “Never mind the fact that there are plenty of black folks who loc their hair without considering the spiritual implications”

There need not be such a connection. There need not be some spirituality connected to it if the person so chooses since locks are a style/hair choice and not necessarily an indicator of a certain belief set.

Otherwise I am in total agreement with what you said

SeriouslyNow
SeriouslyNow
7 years ago
Reply to  eleriero

eleriero, My dear, you have been whitewashed and brainwashed.

Little Monster
Little Monster
7 years ago
Reply to  Rae

She always looks FAB

eleriero
eleriero
7 years ago
Reply to  Little Monster

Too true, but sometimes she just looks beyond exhausted. The woman needs to rest sometimes, lol!!

eleriero
eleriero
7 years ago
Reply to  Rae

I’m sorry, but I can’t understand your logic. People emulate styles that have historical value all the time, and yet it seems that people want to pick and choose what’s important to one group or another. Let’s just forget about cultural meanings for a minute. As a person farther below stated, anyone’s hair can mat up and loc up. That’s not specific to black people. So if a person let their hair get to that point and decided to just roll with the style, that person is now guilty of cultural appropriation? I don’t think so. You can’t always tell the… Read more »

Andrea
Andrea
7 years ago
Reply to  Rae

Dude, plenty of black folks rock locs with no idea about why rastafarian wear locs. I’d also be willing to say a large portion of them don’t care
<~~~non rasta black loc wearer. FYI other people and cultures have had locks, just think of the indian mystics etc.

Lala
Lala
7 years ago
Reply to  Rae

Exactly Rae! I’m in college and I’m surrounded by hipsters. It’s so annoying! There’s this white girl in my class that has locs and has a fake D.C accent(she’s from Montgomery county. She always talks about how she needs to get her bone straight roots re-twisted ‑__-. I’m no hater or simply angry.….I’m just annoyed! My best friend is Vietnamese,and she also hates how people appropriate her culture.

guise
guise
7 years ago
Reply to  eleriero

That’s your opinion. cultural appropriation is real and hurtful. if it doesn’t affect your then cool, but allow other people to state their opinion without you shutting them down and calling it “crap”. and telling them to “get over” something they find offensive. “we” don’t all have the same opinions that “we” decide at an annual black people meeting. you are not the spokesperson.

eleriero
eleriero
7 years ago
Reply to  guise

If you find it offensive, then I can’t really do anything about it. I know that. But still. You’d think it’d just be better to save your outrage for something that deserves it. That outrage loses credibility when spent on something that really isn’t that big of a deal. Save it for something truly horrendous, not on someone’s individual choice to wear their hair in locs.

…or does their individual opinion not matter either?

guise
guise
7 years ago
Reply to  eleriero

1)please show me where i said i was outraged
2) I will decide how much of a big deal it is for myself without you quantifying and qualifying it for me. you do not set the bar for how strongly i should feel.

Appreciate the reply

eleriero
eleriero
7 years ago
Reply to  guise

1) Maybe not in your reply to me, but I’ve read some of your other replies here.…really strong opinions you have on the topic of hair.. And I’m not just referring to you when I “outrage”. I’ve had this same discussion to other people. 2) You can decide how big a deal it is to YOU, doesn’t change the fact that to MOST other people, this is honestly nothing to cry over, and fighting something like hairstyle with such vehemence makes us, as a race, lose credibility when we want to speak out for things that ACTUALLY matter, such as… Read more »

I got sense!
I got sense!
7 years ago
Reply to  eleriero

Exactly. It’s washed energy. I wish there were more like you instead of “you know who”.

guise
guise
7 years ago
Reply to  eleriero

you’re actually giving me jokes boy.
I’ve only commented using this name on all of 4 posts.
no tears here. no violence. i’m not snatching virtual loc wigs off of white women. they’re totally free to do what they want with their hair. But I am free to speak. I am free to have strong opinions as an Individual. boy you are actually running up and down this comment section bending over backwards to defend this woman. I don’t need to agree with the status quo to be “credibile”

eleriero
eleriero
7 years ago
Reply to  guise

Yeah, I’m all over the place on this board. Your point? Oh…you don’t have one? That’s nice.
And I’m not defending Lady Gaga (not that she needs it, again, her hair is no one’s business but her own), I’m just saying. Why does race even have to be a factor in this equation? Why can’t people leave well enough alone what other people choose to do with their own bodies (hair included) without coming up with 5 reasons on the spot to be mad?
And who said anything about “status quo”? Why even bring it up?

eve-audrey
eve-audrey
7 years ago

@zanthe i agree with you on that one. i have read black folks on other blogs who tried to defend those who swear by wigs and weaves by saying that it was just hair and aestethics. i am fully aware of who i am and my history and i learnt by myself many things that you do not read in history books because we did not write them but come on now. there are always people who scream when they see a non black person wearing what’s considered a black style but the next second will be crying that natural… Read more »

Little Monster
Little Monster
7 years ago
Reply to  eve-audrey

Your AMAZING.

eve-audrey
eve-audrey
7 years ago
Reply to  Little Monster

thanks! it’s nice to see that some of us do not want to start a fight about everything

SeriouslyNow
SeriouslyNow
7 years ago
Reply to  Little Monster

I think you meant “you’re”.

Peary
Peary
7 years ago
Reply to  eve-audrey

This. I don’t get how it’s cultural appropriation, Black hair is not the only hair that can mat.

Apparently people in the far east were dreading their hair before rastas. Honestly Black people, get over yourselves!

Nubiahbella
Nubiahbella
7 years ago
Reply to  Peary

lol at people ignorance, because Jamaicans invented what people called locks LMAO!!!!!!

Also “locks” have been worn by different races many centuries ago, it wasn’t only an “African” thing.

Felicia
Felicia
7 years ago
Reply to  Nubiahbella

I’m sure that cavemen and women wore their hair in locs too a looong time ago.

Ugonna
Ugonna
7 years ago
Reply to  eve-audrey

best post ever

eleriero
eleriero
7 years ago
Reply to  eve-audrey

This. This exactly. Bless your ability to put words together in such a manner.
I have yet to master it!

eve-audrey
eve-audrey
7 years ago
Reply to  eleriero

i am sure you will

Crist
Crist
7 years ago
Reply to  eleriero

+1

Little Monster
Little Monster
7 years ago

Seriously some people here sound racist.

Anon
Anon
7 years ago
Reply to  Little Monster

Because some of them are.

EG
EG
7 years ago
Reply to  Little Monster

Really, like who? All I see are people who are tired of doing something first and not being recognized for it until someone white does it. There are white people who swear that bo derek? made braids cool even though it has been a part of our culture since the begining of it. If you disagree with folks then say so, but don’t call people out their names and not expect backlash. I personally feel no sense of pride when I say white people copy certain parts of our culture that relates to hair/beauty. Be open minded about me living in… Read more »

J
J
7 years ago
Reply to  EG

In the global world we live,culture is exported via the media and celebrities so I acknowledge your point about trends not being attributed to the place it started with.i guess when people like something they copy it without thinking about the cultural aspect or any deep signification.

I personally believe we have free will and it is a gift when used responsibly. It is ok to have differing views as we learn by listening to others and realising we don’t know all the answers.

Ugonna
Ugonna
7 years ago
Reply to  EG

i think locs are well recognized as a black style. i dont know what more ure looking for. Do blacks who relax or weave come with a written message “see white heads for source/reference”?

EG
EG
7 years ago
Reply to  Ugonna

that’s because it’s on the package, you know ‘indian’ remy hair.…or the new favorite…brazilian

Elisa
Elisa
7 years ago
Reply to  Ugonna

Lol! Love your answer !

eleriero
eleriero
7 years ago
Reply to  Little Monster

Seriously. It’s honestly just hair. Why can’t people worry about their own instead of busying themselves with everyone else’s?

O
O
7 years ago

Cultural appropriation, I don’t think so. Locs are not exclusive to the African or African American experience. Locs have been around way longer than the Rastafarian movement. Barbarians in Europe such as the Celts circa the 11th and 12th century rocked loc’d hairstyles and that’s just one example of a non African culture wearing locs. Not to sound condescending, but some people on here truly need to learn their history and not just a singular history but world history. We’re so busy focusing on who had it first that we miss the fact that no one culture can truly claim… Read more »

EG
EG
7 years ago
Reply to  O

It started in Africa, it may be associated with Rastafarians, but like almost everything else associated with us, it originated in Africa. Same as with raggae music, people think it’s a Jamaican thing, but our Ancestors in Africa started that as well. I forget what specific region, but i’m sure google can help you.

Elisa
Elisa
7 years ago
Reply to  EG

Now you sounds a bit ignorant.. Stop googling and go read some real history and anthropology books. Do you understand that cultural forms do have an history, change, evolve… Reggae music was not born in Africa. It has African roots… Not exactly the same. Thousands of ethnomusicology works say that clearly. And the history of cultures show that cultural forms do travel and are transformes by their contacts wih other cultures. Musics, hairstyles, religions, arts are alll the results of intercultural contacts… African cultures have themselves assimilated cultural traits from Arabs, Indians, Indonesians and Europeans. And of course Europeans ans… Read more »

EG
EG
7 years ago
Reply to  Elisa

The only ignorant person here is you. Who told you I went to google? I told her to go to google if she did not believe me, but I learned that little fact in a black history class, so I guess the ignorant one here is YOU. You know what they say about ASSuming? good, cause that’s you.
If it started in Africa, than it was born there, if the word ‘born’ bothers you, then use a different one, but don’t try to make it seem as if what I said is not true.

Elisa
Elisa
7 years ago
Reply to  EG

Sure. Maybe you need more classes then. From a proud african lady with locs ( and a phd in african anthropology).
Peace.

EG
EG
7 years ago
Reply to  Elisa

A phd from an online university doesn’t count boo.

Elisa
Elisa
7 years ago
Reply to  EG

🙂 i guess it is better than nothing?

EG
EG
7 years ago
Reply to  Elisa

In your case? no …but I have a degree from a real brick-and-mortar university so I wouldn’t know. smooches.

Elisa
Elisa
7 years ago
Reply to  EG

Now that’ s a surpise. Well, good for you girl…

eleriero
eleriero
7 years ago
Reply to  EG

Wow. Rude. Why does it matter where people get their education? As long as they’re bringing correct facts to the table, everything else is a non-factor.
Where you obtained your education does NOT make you better than another person.

TP
TP
7 years ago
Reply to  eleriero

Lol at the educational top trumps up yonder. People on here really can’t do polite discussion, some of it would put your local fishwives to shame. People crying over white people with locs and swearing up and down that it’s THAT important and then we have the name calling and accusations of people being self hating coons and online graduates. You are all a trip.…goodnight.

Andrea
Andrea
7 years ago
Reply to  EG

Lettuce be reality…you googled.

Zee
Zee
7 years ago

This will not end well. Here was me thinking most people would skip this one.

Inf
Inf
7 years ago
Reply to  Zee

Co-sign.

candice
candice
7 years ago

White people with dredlock don’t usually look right to me because the new growth comes in straight and that makes the whole look look messy. But that’s saying more about my dislike for locs that are uncared for than anything cultural. My problem with Zanthe is that she dismissed Rae’s comment because it sounded intelligent, as if black people aren’t allowed to sound intelligent or use words longer than 1–2 syllables. I do agree with Rae and I think the comedian Paul Moony said it best, “Everyone wants to be a nigga, but nobody wants to be a nigga.” They… Read more »

latoyals
latoyals
7 years ago
Reply to  candice

Bravo! There is nothing wrong with being intelligent and being able to express that intelligence with written communication. No need for dismissal of opinion or name calling. As far as Gaga, I don’t like it because it looks unclean and unkempt.

eve-audrey
eve-audrey
7 years ago
Reply to  latoyals

no one ever said that black people were not allowed to sound intelligent. do you really need someone’s approval to sound intelliigent? the problem is not about sounding intelligent or not the problem is that will to scream about everything.

latoyals
latoyals
7 years ago
Reply to  eve-audrey

Never baited. LOL

aj
aj
7 years ago

Uhm… Why shouldn’t white people dread their hair when black people straighten their hair tho it’s not their natural texture either? Just sayin.. *shrugs* haters hate on everything i guess!

guise
guise
7 years ago
Reply to  aj

white people wear locs it because it’s “cool” and “edgy” for them to do it never-mind the millions of black/brown people who’ve worn and been perscuted for wearing locs from thousands of year.
The initial reason black people wear their hair straight because is makes their life easier whilst navigating through white society.
Its sick because at times, black people’s lives were made hell for wearing their hair un-straightened, in locs, by white people. What culture whiteness hasn’t destroyed, it steals

Cat
Cat
7 years ago
Reply to  guise

Stop with the generalizations. You have not shaken every white persons hand nor do you know how they feel/think. Some white people simply like the hairstyle and choose to wear it because it makes them HAPPY. I find it ironic that women with natural hair get so mad at people doing to them what you’re doing to whites who wear dreads.…. girl bye.

eleriero
eleriero
7 years ago
Reply to  Cat

*standing ovation for this comment*

Crist
Crist
7 years ago
Reply to  Cat

@Cat that was motivational lol! my bf is considering getting locs (yes he’s white with long blonde straight hair) because he LOOOOOVES them and always had and my two teammates in college had locs (they were blond Australians).…I think in talking about how black people were/are mistreated for having locs undermines the fact that for many having locs in general causes discrimination. I remember a teammate saying that she thought the two aussies never washed their hair and thats how they got locs, my teammates had been stared at, talked about too and judged to be a ‘certain kind of… Read more »

dys
dys
7 years ago
Reply to  Cat

best comment here hands down

Beya
Beya
7 years ago

Not my favorite look on her, but i’m not surprised. Just wish she’d smile or smirk or something.…

Nana
Nana
7 years ago

Wow, some of you just gave up after the transitive properties of mathematics and never looked back did ya? You cannot make the comparison of Black women wearing their hair straight to White women who WILLINGLY get dreads. It’s like you suddenly forgot the natural hair movement arose from our largely Eurocentric idealistic culture thinking our textures and bodies were UNFIT for the work place. Come on now… if you’re going to dissent at least apply a fair amount of logic into the discussion. DO NOT FORGET MOST OF OUR STRUGGLE STARTED WITH AN INTERNAL BATTLE BETWEEN BLACKNESS AND ASSIMILATION. Or… Read more »

Ugonna
Ugonna
7 years ago
Reply to  Nana

black women willingly wear weaves. many willingly relax even after trying natural hair for awhile. sayin they prefer the look of straight hair, or its more manageable for them to care for. no one is forcing black women to have straight hair in most circles. some, but truth is most pressures come from black relatives, other blacks who still cannot get their heads out of what they think white society still wants.

Nana
Nana
7 years ago
Reply to  Ugonna

Lol so I like how you had to ignore most of my comment to drum up that fallacy.
Next time someone complains about their hair being deemed unacceptable in the work place, or women with kinkier curls lamenting comparisons to Aunt Jemima by White coworkers I hope you’re there to tell them it never happened.

Or you could read about it…
http://www.diversityinc.com/ask-the-white-guy/do-blacks-need-to-relax-their-natural-hair-to-get-promoted/

Jo Somebody
Jo Somebody
7 years ago
Reply to  Nana

That’s all well and good, but White people don’t have that struggle, does that mean they can’t wear a drastically different hairstyle because they weren’t shamed or forced into doing so? What would you (general ‘you’) have them do to acknowledge that ‘locs started with Black people? The ones who aren’t wearing them to mock Rastafaris (who don’t have the monopoly on ‘locs by the way), but just think they look nice. Or maybe they even think they’re ‘cool’ and ‘edgy’ like whoever said above? What exactly is the problem with that if they are just copying the hairstyle but not… Read more »

Nana
Nana
7 years ago
Reply to  Jo Somebody

Find for me: Where I said White people shouldn’t lock their hair. I merely said it wasn’t the same connotation and y’all need to stop acting like everyone is happy, nappy and Black. To state Black Women aren’t shaped by Eurocentric ideals is a fallacy. No, actually it’s willful ignorance. The results for the ‘Doll Test’ haven’t changed. Hell, ABC JUST released a study about the self-esteem of young women and people of color being ‘shockingly low’ due to lack of adequate representation. http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/health/2012/05/30/more-tv-less-self-esteem-except-for-white-boys/ Are young girls still think they need to be lighter than a paper bag. I mean this site just… Read more »

Jo Somebody
Jo Somebody
7 years ago
Reply to  Nana

This world is most definitely not post-racial and Black people all over the world are of course still consciously or subconsciously directly and indirectly pressured by Eurocentric/Western ideals — like I said, we ‘need’ their acceptance to survive happily. The comparison between weaves on Blacks and ‘locs on White is a stupid one tbh. You would notice I never claimed otherwise. However, my entire point was how and why does this lead to Black people getting upset or offended if a White person ‘locs their hair? I understand the whole cultural appropriation thing even though I may not agree with… Read more »

Ilove50sfashion
Ilove50sfashion
7 years ago

I wonder if other races are as critical and unsupportive of each other as we are of our own. It seems some of us always feel the need to put others down and criticise just to make our selves feel better. We want to talk about how whites did us this and that but it seems to me that the biggest problem is us. We can’t let others express themselves without resorting to name calling, we can’t let others express their individuality without putting our two cents. We have much bigger problems to deal with. Like our salvation for instance.… Read more »

KD
KD
7 years ago

Amen sister, how can we think that other races should respect us, when we don’t even respect each other!!

Mai
Mai
7 years ago

They are, this isn’t exclusive to black people, it’s exclusive to the human race. My best friend is Chinese, and some of the things her parents say about the Japanese are crazy. I have a Puerto Rican friend that dispises Cubans. I lived in the UK, and white people insult white people all the time using their heritage as an insult. This isn’t new. It all boils down to culture and history, plus humans seemto live to divide themselves. It’s not new, never has been.

eve-audrey
eve-audrey
7 years ago
Reply to  Mai

+1

Jo Somebody
Jo Somebody
7 years ago
Reply to  Mai

Agreed. I’m tired of the ‘Black people always be putting other Black people down’ mantra. Or the worse, Black WOMEN always hate on other Black women blah blah. Everybody does it! The English and the Welsh are all pally-pally yeah?? The Scots love the English and would support all things English because they share skin colour, right? The Irish Catholic would never do the Irish Protestant wrong, no??? We notice OUR ‘self-criticism’ because it concerns US because we are Black! Heck, I wish for the day that I am so care-free that I have the time to worry about and… Read more »

eve-audrey
eve-audrey
7 years ago
Reply to  Jo Somebody

could not agree more you said it all.

Ev`Yan
7 years ago

She would fit in nicely in Portland, OR, where a majority of the loc’d people here are not black but white, & the ability to adequately rock them is fairly high, given the hippie/hipster nature.

Ev`Yan
7 years ago

And why can’t we all just be FLATTERED that “white people are copying our look/culture”? I for one look at all the fine, straight-haired blondies here with intrigue & amusement; I honor their “reasons why” without needing to know about it. Perhaps they feel a sense of connection to our “culture”; perhaps they are trying to pay homage to a part of themselves that they feel they’ve cast aside all of their lives. Who knows? We certainly don’t. Regardless, if they want to be all rastafarian, it ain’t hurting nobody. If anything, it’s just making us black folk look even… Read more »

eve-audrey
eve-audrey
7 years ago
Reply to  Ev`Yan

finally ^^

Cat
Cat
7 years ago
Reply to  Ev`Yan

Amen.

Shan
Shan
7 years ago

Just going to toss the question out there since I need some clarity. How is this appropriation? Is it being called this due to the rastafari movement? If so I would assume all non-rastafarians, black, white or whomever have dreadlocks would be appropriating the style.

Is it due to its root in african ancestry? But I don’t view this as something absolutely intrinsic to that either since well.…all hair can dread and there have been people throughout history with them.

O
O
7 years ago
Reply to  Shan

That’s the thing, it’s not exclusive to African culture. This has been a hairstyle that has been worn by many different ethnicities through out history. I think people are up in arms and shouting out cultural appropriation because locs have more recently become associated with African culture. When I say recently, I mean within the last few centuries and most recently with the rise of Reggae music and Bob Marley who helped to popularize the hair style.

Ummmm
Ummmm
7 years ago

Why is she on BLACK girl long hair? *sighs* Can we for once have anything of our own without it being infiltrated?

Nora
Nora
7 years ago
Reply to  Ummmm

As a mixed person I find your comment offensive, racist, hateful… You long for racial purity but your mind has been infiltraded by stupidity…

Ummmm
Ummmm
7 years ago
Reply to  Nora

There is no hate but as a BLACK woman we need to have stuff solely for Blacks. Is that so much to ask? Don’t others do that? Since you are NOT BLACK you probably haven’t noticed that there systematic erasure of Blackness going on right now. Harriet Tubman is now mixed. Nina Simone is now mixed. Marvin Gaye is now mixed. Where is the Black representation of Blacks? Look at your local news how are blacks represented. I don’t want White as the new Black nor do I want MIXED as the new Black. This isn’t about being racist or… Read more »

eleriero
eleriero
7 years ago
Reply to  Ummmm

.…the amount of ignorance in this post. Wow.

beauty85
beauty85
7 years ago
Reply to  Ummmm

I get what your saying, we need to stop trying to always include every race because a lot of the time we are being excluded even Latinos try to exclude us! This ain’t no United colors of bennetton!

Barbara
Barbara
7 years ago
Reply to  beauty85

This ain’t no United colors of bennetton!

Say it again and again and again and if it is the name might as well change to “black girl or any ol’ girl with long hair. ”

Ummmm
Ummmm
7 years ago
Reply to  beauty85

Thank you.

AC
AC
7 years ago
Reply to  beauty85

LMAO!!!!

Nora
Nora
7 years ago
Reply to  Ummmm

That was ugly.… I’ m pretty sure the creators of this site don’t share your supremacist views… It has never been a supremacist site. Have you noticed how many mixed women were featured? So yes, as a mixed woman i feel very welcome thank you…

Aida
Aida
7 years ago
Reply to  Ummmm

Where is the moderation? Such posts should be banned…

Ummmm
Ummmm
7 years ago
Reply to  Aida

I freed a thousand slaves I could have freed a thousand more if only they knew they were slaves.
— Harriet Tubman

eleriero
eleriero
7 years ago
Reply to  Ummmm

.…I’m sorry if you think disagreeing with you makes us “slaves” or brainwashed (which is what I think you’re trying to say with this post), but that simply not the case. There’s just no need for your ignorant and hateful words on this site.

Sara
Sara
7 years ago
Reply to  Aida

IKR — @Ummmmm As an IGNORANT BIGOT, why are you on this website? *deep sigh* this ain’t the 1950s anyone can view and comment so get off your high horse or get on it and ride out to this utopian blacks only site you speak of.

Shan
Shan
7 years ago
Reply to  Ummmm

You know…swapping white with black in a few spaces and such, you can get a nice white supremacist speech a grand dragon would be proud of. For example:“There is no hate but as a WHITE man we need to have stuff solely for Whites. Is that so much to ask? Don’t others do that? Since you are NOT WHITE you probably haven’t noticed that there systematic erasure of Whiteness going on right now. Or this: “I just want Whites to have something of there own to come to without having to share with “others”.” I find it amusing that you spew… Read more »

Jo Somebody
Jo Somebody
7 years ago
Reply to  Shan

The thing about that is… if Whites had left us alone they WOULD have all their own stuff. If Whites hadn’t raped y/our great-great-grandmothers, there WOULD NOT be an erasure of Whiteness going on. If, say, the British hadn’t tried to ‘better’ Nigeria by making it British, would my parents have tried to ‘better’ themselves by coming over to Britain…?

Not that I agree with Ummm, I’m just saying there’s a reason their complaints sound foolish…

Andrea
Andrea
7 years ago
Reply to  Ummmm

REALLY?
Somebody call the wahhhhhhhh ambulance!

what you didn’t get enough of BET ?
*sarcasm*
The mixed woman on this website is here for the same reasons you are.

Another thing blacks need to stop looking for acceptance and validation outside of themseleves, if you don’t feel that you need to make it for yourself.

dys
dys
7 years ago
Reply to  Ummmm

america is a melting pot meaning almost everyone here is mixed. there is no absolutely pure race on this planet everyone is mixed with something. it may take you awhile to find it but trust that its there

Yvonne
Yvonne
7 years ago
Reply to  Ummmm

“Mixed” does not mean “not black”, because if you’re any black (African-American, AfroLatin@, Carribean, Afro-European, etc) other than African (and then not even), you’re most likely mixed with something. Harriet Tubman, Nina Simone, and Marvin Gaye may have been mixed, but they sure were treated as black, and are still regarded as black, because that was their culture. This mixed girl, Nora, still is probably treated as a black person because that’s what people see. If she were on the news, they’d probably treat her like any other black person. She’s on here because she still has “black” hair. And… Read more »

john truly
john truly
7 years ago
Reply to  Ummmm

#1- This article is posted all over and linked to here, has nothing to do with a “black girls site”. I found it on a gossip site. #2 Europeans, Russians, Native Americans, etc have had locked hair since the dawn of human kind. You don’t brush, it locks. I am german with long brown hair and if i don’t brush then with in a week it locks up. My wife is black and straightens her hair because she chooses to- I bet you have some racist bullshit theories about how she hates herself as well. Too bad you can’t see your own… Read more »

SeriouslyNow
SeriouslyNow
7 years ago
Reply to  Nora

So you are offended (on the internet, because, you know, that will help everything), and yet you call yourself “mixed”… Like a dog…
Logic.

Temple
Temple
7 years ago
Reply to  Nora

Cause god forbid black women create spaces for ourselves when we’re constantly excluded, erased and silenced from others. Please take your tragic mulatto tears elsewhere.

Cat
Cat
7 years ago
Reply to  Ummmm

It’s comments like these that do nothing but spread unneeded and unwanted animosity, please take several seats.

soulsentwined
soulsentwined
7 years ago
Reply to  Ummmm

yeah I’m not sure what this has to do with the purpose on the site

Anon
Anon
7 years ago
Reply to  soulsentwined

Bait article?

Beth
Beth
7 years ago
Reply to  Anon

It sure is!
I’m just waiting on an album, Gaga!

Kiara
Kiara
7 years ago
Reply to  Anon

*this*

Jo Somebody
Jo Somebody
7 years ago
Reply to  Anon

125+ comments says yes. Not that I mind! I love a good debate/argument just as much as the next person who says they don’t… (there does NOT need to be any name-calling though)

Cat
Cat
7 years ago

Not only do I like the hairstyle on Gaga I like GaGa in general. While People who complain about about white people stealing blacks culture has a lot of merit, can you honestly say you haven’t stolen anything from someone else’s culture? Furthermore, My mom has had locks since I was a little girl and the lady who does her hair is black but her husband is white and his locks are ALWAYS on point. As women with natural hair doesn’t it hurt you when people generalize who you are based on the fact that you wear your hair a… Read more »

I got sense!
I got sense!
7 years ago
Reply to  Cat

Exactly!!! I’ve never understood judging someone based on physical appearances alone but I am astounded when it’s a lack person because we are fighting so hard against that type of thinking (i.e. generalizing an entire race, discriminating, segregating, etc).

How can you complain the loudest about something while simultaneously contributing to it?

O
O
7 years ago

If we go with the logic that Caucasians should not be allowed to wear locs then all black people that do not ascribe to the Rastafrian lifestyle should also not be allowed to have their hair loc’d either. Once we start with this, should we then start banning folks from being able to wear afro hairstyles or getting cornrows? I don’t see where we would stop. As I previously stated, locs are not exclusive to African or African Americans. It is a style that has been worn for centuries by many different ethnic groups.

I got sense!
I got sense!
7 years ago
Reply to  O

100000000% true. It may be associated with black/African culture now but it was not always that way. Everyone should wear their hair the way they like it and if you want o play the “it’s my opinion, I can say what I want” be prepared to receive that same level of treatment from others. I’m just sayin’ what goes around comes around.

martha
martha
7 years ago

I don’t even know why Lady Gaga does to her hair matters and why she’s even featured on this website.

Nothing against her but I still don’t get it.…

Zooma
Zooma
7 years ago
Reply to  martha

Yeah let’s go back to the peaceful and respectful commenting on style icons muahahaha.

Jo Somebody
Jo Somebody
7 years ago
Reply to  Zooma

LOOOOOOL!

Sophie
Sophie
7 years ago

Well, she looks ill here so it’s hard to focus on the hair! And to join the fray a little: I agree that we shouldn’t claim locs as if no one else can have them. Any hair can loc, as many have said. I am black, and I make no cultural claim to locs… they are not a significant part of *my* cultural history. And I don’t think that it’s all bad to have someone in the limelight and the majority showcase something that is generally used by a minority group, because it introduces it to the wider society. That… Read more »

lisa
lisa
7 years ago

Firstly why is this on BLACK girl long hair

Secondly she looks hideous(im not even trying to hate)

Thirdly that i snot textured hair.…its just straight haired locs

binks
binks
7 years ago

She looks dirty and worn out, sorry but being truthful. And whoever did her faux locs needs to be fired because they look bad. I have a white friend with locs at my college and she looks great with hers. The only thing is people call her “Marley” and she hates it because people try to stereotype her based on her hair before they know her similar to many people who wear certain styles. She just love the hairstyle and it fits her lifestyle…simple as that. I have no problem with white people wearing locs, yeah I get that it… Read more »

Kiara
Kiara
7 years ago

1) I would like the look better on her if her makeup was right.
2) As far as LOCS are concerned, I only like them if they look neat. You know what I mean. Doesn’t matter if you’re black, white, purple, green, or whatever. I don’t care for locs that make you look like you don’t give a frack the first.
3) I’m all about a bit of healthy discussion and even debate, but this post feels like instigation…

Orihime11
Orihime11
7 years ago

This has been a very interesting debate and also interesting to see the different views. I could find agreement with various sides (well minus name calling and such). Definitely gave me food for thought.

Nikki
Nikki
7 years ago

If these lady’s claims of cultural appropriation still seem like a urban legend then please read a FASHION BLOG on the 70’s “icon” Bo Derek and her “cornrows and beads: Bo Derek became an instant sex symbol in 1979 when she co-starred in Blake Edward’s romantic comedy 10 with Dudley Moore, playing the object of his infatuation. During the 70s, when women wore big, pouffy hair along with dresses and jackets with equally big shoulder pads, Derek stole the screen with a daring look: a nude swimsuit and hair braided into cornrows, adorned with beads on the ends. Soon, women took… Read more »

Zippi
Zippi
7 years ago
Reply to  Nikki

In 1992 I spent a week in Florida with my family. I decided to wear my hair braided for the trip. Everyday that week, at the beach, restaurants, and even Disney World, I was approached by white people who all said, “Wow. I really like your hair. You know, black women got that style from Bo Derek.”
I tried to explain that women of African descent have worn their hair this way throughout history. Some were surprised. Most of them didn’t believe me.

Cas
Cas
7 years ago

Oh Lord, I had a feeling it would come to this. I have no problem with Lady G getting dreds, but with all that money she makes, they should look waaaaaaaaaay better.

Temple
Temple
7 years ago

She literally has no place being mentioned on this site and praised for her ugly ass hair style (that isn’t even natural). I thought this was a site catering to black women throughout the world with natural tresses and the issues surrounding said natural hair phenomenon. And the fact there are women defending her, tho???? Really? Quick to throw shade and shit on other black women, however. I can find 10 other black women with locs 428420424 times better than hers and some of you wouldn’t be on their dick like you are on lady gaga’s. Some of y’all are… Read more »

tigerlily
tigerlily
7 years ago
Reply to  Temple

Natural hair is unprocessed hair. Natural hair is hair that has not been chemically altered to change the texture of the hair. So technically whites, asians, latinos, native americans and many other women and men have natural hair. I never understood why some black women with “natural” hair think that the term “natural” belongs to them.

Temple
Temple
7 years ago

And white dreads are just plain whack and unappealing. Polish plait having MFs

tigerlily
tigerlily
7 years ago

So Lady Gaga got some dreads. My world continues to go on.
DISCLAIMER: I actually like Lady Gaga. Her IDGAF attitude regarding her style choices is what attracts me to her. She’s secure in who she is and what she does. SELF AWARENESS I believe is what they call it

Gina
Gina
7 years ago

Is it me or is she going down the Amy Winehouse path — but with much less talent?

Treezy_
Treezy_
7 years ago

I’m not impressed. With all the money she has, she could have made them look a helluva lot better. If she likes it, cool. If her dickriders like it, cool. But I don’t. Then again, I’m not a fan of (dirty, tacky-looking) dreads on white people. If they’re nicely groomed, it’s ok. But that’s just my opinion. In other news, how is this article relevant? I agree. If we can’t identify this site as something for black girls ( or girls who identify as being black to a certain extent) then what is the point? I like coming on here… Read more »

Destiny
Destiny
7 years ago

I think it is cute that she is trying a different hairstyle, especially since everything else that she does to her hair is harmful (continues hair dyes, added heat, bleaching, etc.) it is always nice to give our hair a break and let it relax. For example for women who are tried of thinking up new ideas to wear their hair and they decide to wear braided extensions. Also idk why people are even putting race into this, it is just a hair style.…..like so what if she is wearing locks, it is not like she is saying that she… Read more »

DanielleToday
DanielleToday
7 years ago
Reply to  Destiny

I was thinking something similar. All the black women wearing long wavy weaves, blonde highlughts, pink blush, red lipstick, bleaching their skin.. are people really preaching about being excluded, yet bitch about wanting to be segregated from other cultures. Its hair. If someone white or not black complained about the looks black women copy, they’d be a racist.. its hair, my goodness.

DanielleToday
DanielleToday
7 years ago

Ignoring all the irrelevant racial comments, I like the style on her.

rolanda
rolanda
7 years ago

interesting not bad

Richard Chaiken
Richard Chaiken
7 years ago

Lady Gaga, is an American singer, songwriter, record producer, activist, businesswoman, fashion designer and actress. Born and raised in New York City, she primarily studied at the Convent of the Sacred Heart and briefly attended New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts before withdrawing to focus on her musical career. She soon began performing in the rock music scene of Manhattan’s Lower East Side. By the end of 2007, record executive and producer Vincent Herbert signed her to his label Streamline Records, an imprint of Interscope Records. Initially working as a songwriter at Interscope Records, her vocal abilities captured… Read more »

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7 years ago

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