Zayn Malik Is Catching Heat for This Photo of Him in Cornrows
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Zayn Malik Is Catching Heat for This Photo of Him in Cornrows

It was just last week that supermodel Gigi Hadid had people up in arms over her newest magazine cover for Vogue Arabia, which saw the half-Palestinian blonde featured in a bejeweled hijab.

Now, it’s her Muslim boyfriend Zayn Malik that’s catching fire after Hadid (who recently shot her man’s spring/summer campaign for Versace) posted another shot of Malik to her Snapchat, this time with him in cornrows.

The hairstyle is a controversial one for many, who see it as an act of cultural appropriation, similar to the dreads donned at Marc Jacobs’ spring/summer 17 show or Lucy Hale’s bantu knots. Twitter was quick to call him to task, letting Malik know that his choice of off-duty hairstyle? Not cool.

Some disagreed on the style at hand, however, saying that his cornrows weren’t actually cornrows at all, but French braids.

Malik has yet to respond to the matter one way or another, but it’s another good reminder to be mindful, as always, of our style and beauty choices.

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(h/t Elite Daily, photos via Kevork Djansezian + Pascal le Segretain/Getty)