Teen Mom 2 star Kailyn Lowry has been making some changes to her appearance during the past few months, with the most recent change being to her hair — and there’s a very noticeable difference.
Taking to Instagram in the early hours of Tuesday morning, Lowry uploaded a photo of herself with dreadlocks. She didn’t offer much information about how she came about her new look, instead opting to leave the caption blank. However, there has been an overwhelming reaction to the post and fans don’t seem to be very impressed.
Comments on the post include one from cgracexo, who wrote, “Uhhhh…… Wtf. Her hair was so pretty before….”
“You are very pretty, but this does not look good on you!” summy_29 wrote. And krista0814 agreed, writing, “You’re such a beautiful girl with beautiful hair. Please take those out!”
“Why?? You have beautiful hair!” brittmaki asked Lowry. “Now it’s going to have so much breakage. I hope this is just a snap chat [sic] filter.”
However, some followers feel that Lowry should not be sporting dreadlocks for an entirely different reason, and she has been slammed for cultural misappropriation. Among the comments is one from ryoothmars, who wrote, “@kaillowry so you saw black girls doing something and just couldn’t let us have it huh.”
While everyone is entitled to their opinion, is it really necessary to share it if you simply do not like the way that someone looks? Yes, Lowry is a public figure and, yes, she chose to share the snap via social media, which invites people to comment and share their reactions. But just because she is in the public eye does that mean that we have to state our opinions on her hair?
It’s something that people tend to forget, but celebrities have feelings, too. She is still a person, and just because she chooses to live her life in the public eye doesn’t mean she chooses to receive unfair, negative comments.