White rapper Jack Harlow is once again accused of embracing Black culture – this time for wearing a hair bonnet in public.
On Sunday, Harlow was spotted at an event for the Louisville City Football League in a matching outfit consisting of a black tee, sunglasses and bonnet.
“He really wants to be black,” a Twitter user Wrote
“There should be 3-5 pages on cultural ownership” another commented
Black women are notorious for wearing caps that protect the structure of their hair in public.
Hair caps, scarves and shawls have been around for centuries and are seen as beauty accessories, but also as tactics to reduce the pride Black women have in their hair. During American slavery, Black women were ordered to cover their hair as a sign of inferiority.
Many social media users were upset that Black women were ridiculed for the same practice, even though a white man was allowed to wear a cap in public.
Music blogger “I see it getting into hats in public discourse” ladidaix tweeted
“Jack Harlow going out in a bonnet is crazy and most people don’t care, but you all scold us when black women do it.” Twitter user Wrote
“They’ll tell you how cool, edgy, daring or trendy you are” social media user He tweeted, “But it certainly won’t get the burns that Black women apparently have for the same effort. Not the slightest. It must be beautiful… I love it for her.”
Others claimed that the rapper made a fashion statement and pushed the bone trend forward in public.
“I appreciate that he does this, but… I will use these pictures for further discussion of dignity policy,” a Twitter user Wrote
“He’s rocking that hat! Lol looks good,” another social media user tweeted
Harlow has previously faced criticism from critics who said he tried to pick Black culture to climb the hip-hop music ranks, despite being adamant about his respect for the Black artists who influenced him.
This time, some skipped the hat and dignity policy speech and failed to understand how stupid Harlow looked.
“I’m in the mood for Chief Boyardee,” a Twitter user commented
A representative of Harlow did not immediately respond to The Daily Beast’s request for comment on wearing a bonnet in public on Tuesday.