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People Are Pissed At Demi Lovato For Wearing Dreadlocks In New Music Video

Selena Gomez released new music today (and it’s incredible, go listen), but interestingly enough, people are all fired up over a different song from another pop star who got her start on Barney & Friends.

On Wednesday, Cheat Codes released their music video for “No Promises” featuring Demi Lovato, and some people aren’t too pleased.

Mainly, people are pissed at Demi Lovato’s hairstyle choice in the video.

Demi Lovato with dreads in music video for No Promises

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It’s difficult to tell because the shots are all so dark and the images move quickly, but Lovato, who co-wrote the song, has her hair twisted up in a style that looks a lot like dreadlocks.

Demi Lovato with dreads in music video for No Promises

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Of course, it didn’t take long for Twitter to cry “cultural appropriation.”

 

Tweet about Demi Lovato's dreads in no promises music video

Twitter

Tweet about Demi Lovato's dreads in no promises music video

Twitter

Tweet about Demi Lovato's dreads in No Promises music video

Twitter


Many are convinced it’s not actually dreads, though.

Tweet about Demi Lovato's dreads in no promises music video

Twitter


Still others just want everyone to chill the eff out.

Tweet about Demi Lovato's dreads in no promises music video

Twitter

This isn’t the first time the 24-year-old has faced backlash for what the internet deemed cultural insensitivity.

In February, the Confident singer came under attack after posting about her ancestry in a series of tweets in which she announced she was 1 percent African.

Screen shot of Demi Lovato's tweet where she says she is 1% African

Twitter

Lovato ended up responding to that drama by tweeting she was simply posting all her DNA results and “didn’t meant to offend anyone.”

Screen shot of Demi Lovato's tweet where she says she did a DNA test

Twitter

She also took it a step further, tweeting,

Just thought it was cool and totally random. Some of ya’ll are mean af. Twitter sucks.

She isn’t wrong about Twitter being mean.

Lovato has yet to respond to the latest round of criticism, but we do know she’s not usually one to keep quiet.

It does seem like the girl can’t catch a break these days.

Last month, she got a lion tattooed on her hand, sending fans into a massive freakout because it’s the same tattoo Justin Bieber and Cara Delevingne have.

Demi Lovato showing off new lion tattoo on her hand on Snapchat

Snapchat

The singer also split with her boyfriend Guilherme “Bomba” Vasconcelos recently.

Yeeeeshhhh. That’s a rough couple months.

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Mary Kate is an Entertainment Editor at Elite Daily. She moved to NYC after studying Journalism at the University of Georgia. Follow her on Twitter/Instagram @mkhoban.
Mary Kate is an Entertainment Editor at Elite Daily. She moved to NYC after studying Journalism at the University of Georgia. Follow her on Twitter/Instagram @mkhoban.

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