Demi Lovato's Hair Is Sparking Quite the Internet Debate

After Cheat Codes dropped their latest music video for "No Promises" featuring Demi Lovato, Twitter immediately started debating over the hairstyle Demi sports throughout the video.


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Many people claim that she is wearing dreadlocks, a hairstyle born in Jamaica that carries deep ties to the Rastafarian religion, according to Cosmopolitan. If that's the case, then there's the issue of cultural appropriation, the act of adopting or using the elements of one culture by members of another in an exploitative way, or a way that undermines the significance of the feature in question.

Several Twitter users voiced their uneasiness about Demi's hair choice.

Others defended her, saying the hairstyle is actually not dreadlocks, but just twists.

Either way, the singer has inadvertently opened up just another conversation on the topic of appropriation and its implications. 

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Claire Biggerstaff is a junior at Davidson College, where she is pursuing a major in English with a minor in French. She is unabashedly obsessed with everything beauty and skin care and aspires to be a #instafamous makeup artist one day. (You can follow her on IG @coppermakeup if you’d like to make that dream a reality). When she’s not experimenting with the latest and greatest trends, you can find her watching The X-Files and sipping hot chocolate.

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