Demi Lovato just can’t seem to do anything without people jumping at the opportunity to drag her all over social. From sharing her DNA results to showing off a tea she drinks, Lovato’s moves inspire lots of spirited debates on social media. Here’s the latest backlash: Lovato is facing criticism for her hairstyle in a new music video which depicts the Mexican-American singer with what appear to be dreadlocks.
Demi Lovato’s new music video with Cheat Codes is out and people are very focused on her hairstyle.
The video features Demi and other musicians walking, singing, and partying in a wasteland. The dystopian vibe is visible from their hair to their clothes.
People are pointing out she’s wearing a traditionally black hairstyle that has been deemed inappropriate by some employers.
— Nikki Miller (@nkj3d) May 18, 2017
They’re pissed that Lovato doesn’t see what they believe is a double standard.
Let’s not forget that in 2016 the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit ruled that it is legal for employers to deny applicants employment based on their hairstyle because it is not a form of racial discrimination.
“As far as we can tell, every court to have considered the issue has rejected the argument that Title VII protects hairstyles culturally associated with race,” Cuban-born judge Adalberto Jordan, who wrote the opinion, stated about the case, according to Refinery29.
People have even shared their opinion directly to Lovato’s Instagram post about the music video.
CREDIT: @ddlovato / Instagram
And some people just don’t know how to feel about it.
Not sure how I'm feeling about Demi with dreads in the no promises music video ??
— JustKeepSwimming? (@LilyHaycraft1) May 17, 2017
Meanwhile, many fans have come to her defense claiming that the dreads are twists.
"Oh my god Demi got dreads…can't stand her anymore" the fuck? HER HAIR IS TWISTED NOT FUCKING DREADS GET OVER IT
— Briz? (@bieberjonas16) May 18, 2017
Some people are defending Lovato’s hair by saying that she isn’t the first person with the same hairstyle.
— Drea (@drea0626leon) May 18, 2017
Neither Lovato nor Cheat Codes have made any statement regarding the hairstyle debate raging on Twitter.