Zayn Malik Is Catching Heat for This Photo of Him in Cornrows
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.
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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.
wait people think zayn with cornrows is acceptable?? l o l
— luna (@ANTlCHRISTLIVE) March 8, 2017
wottice this why has zayn gotten cornrows why does he keep doing things i can't defend smh
— amana (@lanizayn) March 8, 2017
zayn got cornrows…. pic.twitter.com/b6zCcnSIBq
— Griffin (@DlORHOMME) March 8, 2017
Gigi Hadid with her hijab on the cover of vogue and Zayn Malik with his cornrows 😊😊😊 life is great! pic.twitter.com/gKB009vJXc
— Noemi Vega (@lovemetender_9) March 9, 2017
zayn? with cornrows? cancelled!
— devin (@yoIow) March 8, 2017
Some disagreed on the style at hand, however, saying that his cornrows weren’t actually cornrows at all, but French braids.
Zayn didn't get cornrows he got French braids. It's… — she said cornrows but changed it into french braids… https://t.co/mNMIGZXwsh
— layla (@zaynshours) March 8, 2017
Zayn 👏🏽is👏🏽wearing👏🏽BRAIDS! Not cornrows so sit down with ur fake concern ✌🏽
— jazz (@normallysqueen) March 8, 2017
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)