Actor Zac Efron got a new hairdo, which really shouldn’t be newsworthy except it made headlines and made him the target of the latest instalment of cultural appropriation outrage.
The headline in W Magazine read: “Zac Efron gets dreadlocks, misses the cultural appropriation memo.”
But you know something? I missed that memo too, and I’d really like to see it because then maybe I’d know what qualifies as cultural appropriation versus cultural appreciation versus cultural I-don’t-give-a-flying-you-know-what.
I remain terribly and utterly confused, but maybe there’s an asterisk in that cultural appropriation memo that allows exemptions?