Wednesday, November 3, 2010

White guys with dreadlocks

Hey you! Yeah, you with the dreadlock fountain sprouting from your head. Guess what, Medusa? You’re not cool or interesting or indie. You’re dirty. With dreads, you look like Sideshow Bob, not Bob Marley. Cut that shit off and stop co-opting someone else’s heritage and style.

Note: While I’m not crazy about dreads on any Caucasian, it’s the dudes I am most annoyed at.

(photo: mobyrebuttal.blogspot.com)

40 comments:

Christin said...

Hallelujah! I've been waiting for you to punch these douchebags for months. I've been punching them internally for years.

Cathi said...

Dreads on anyone are nasty! How do they keep them clean? They don't, I bet.

RiAnge Creations. Ltd. said...

Please call them "locs". Thank you for the "stop co-opting someone else's heritage and style.

Cathi, they are kept very clean for the simple fact we don't require styling products. Regular washing with a gentle soap and moisturizing with either coconut or shea nut oil is all that is needed.

Peace,
Angela

SkitzoLeezra said...

White boys sporting "locs" is code for "I hate my parents".
Spying the d(r)ead hair sporting rebels sometimes brings a contemplative look while I wonder if the parent's transgression warrants or negates the adopted dirty hair habit.

Harmonie said...

LOL -- Medusa. Awesome.

Diane Kurz said...

What the hell was he thinking? That's what I say. He does look like a douchebag. Fix your hair right. I feel for the girlfriend if he has one.

ptgoog said...

how about the guy on FUll THrottle Saloon - he is old enough to know better, but apparently doesn't.

ThoughtShot said...

I can hear it now "Duuude, you're on this blog about face punching. That's rad!"

Anonymous said...

AWESOME!

Anonymous said...

to everyone here calling him a douche bag or being negative about whites with locs, seriously, shut up!for your information, dreadlocks are NOT a "black" thing! nor are they primarily Jamaican, it just so happens that they are the ones who adopted the style as a religious sign of spirituality, its a fact that locs have been around for thousands of years and were first worn by middle eastern people. also many STRAIGHT HAIRED Asians wear this hairstyle, mad props to the guy in this picture, it most likely took him a few years to do this, BTW i am a black Rastafarian...

Anonymous said...

Locks are much more then just a hairstyle!
Growing them takes years and requires alot of patience and commitment. A weak person can never grow strong dreads. Most people dont understand this!
I have been growing my dreads for 3 years and will never cut them off!
Haters only makes me stronger.
I'm not trying to be cool or look like Bob Marley or whatever, I just dont want to look like a dildo like 99% of the white guys out there. So go ahead, punch me in the head. I'm much stronger then you anyway!!!

Oh btw, I'm a white guy! 8D

Anonymous said...

I'm surprised you said "stop co-opting someone else’s heritage and style." Dreadlocks have been around the time of Christ.

Get your shit straight bro. I'm white with dreads. There are photos from the 1900s with Native Americans with dreads. Ignorant people I swear.

Anonymous said...

also, heres a tidbit: for over 5000 years the Sadhus of india have grown dreadlocks in accordance with their beliefs/vows. and if you look at any picture, they make most "black" or "white" people with locs look like short haired newbies.
whites derived rock and roll from the black americans, but NOBODY can claim ownership of locs. know your history and/or get over yer white centered anger.
peace.

Anonymous said...

Lol it's funny that when all the well-informed intellectuals had their say, all the ignorant cunts stopped talking.

Anonymous said...

Yeah if you want dreads go for it... its not a race thing. I see it as a sign of difference from the socially "accepted" look. F#ck being the same!! Im only six months in on mine and i love em... so do the bitches. So f#ck the haters! And the racism towards white dudes with em. Btw im white, and train in MMA. So id prolly just send someone hatin on mine to the E.R. Peace

Anonymous said...

I am caucasian and female, and I have dreads, and am quite baffled over the ignorance of this rant.
Most likely, you are not racist, but to assume that Dreads are single cultural is quite narrow minded.

Although dreadlocks are associated most closely with the Rastafari movement, people from many ethnic groups in history before them have worn dreadlocks, including many ancient Semitic and Indo-Aryan peoples of the Near East and Asia Minor, Sadhus of Nepal, India and the Sufi Rafaees, the Māori people of New Zealand, the Maasai and the Oromo of East Africa, and the Sufi malangs and fakirs of Pakistan, and medieval Irish Warriors.

In fact, even the Norsemen are known to have worn their hair matted in dreads.

Anonymous said...

Yes, they are douchebags and deserve a VERY hard punch to the face. Every time I see one of these pud whacks all I can think is 'please don't breed'.

Whitedread said...

Feel free to go ahead and try haha, you guys are pathetic. Ill punch you back.

just pimp said...

i think its funny that everyone only focuses on the fashion side of dreads....

dreadlocks are not a racial thing even though they were made popular by the rastas.. all cultures thru out history have had dreads...

dreads are a physical expression of a spiritual journey... im a white dude , and i started my dreads from a bald head when i became a vegan....

who cares about fashion... dreads are deeper than that!! and all the black folks pissed about white dudes rocking dread are actually missed the entire point of having dreads!

i dont care what u think... im on my own journey, and that in its self should demand respect!

Anonymous said...

another white guy with locs here. a lot of you people are ignorant. my dreads are clean and kept up. not everyone is as dirty as you. just wanted to give props for the people standing up for freedom in any form and hey next time you see me say something instead of being a scared, close minded, dumbfuck

Anonymous said...

I agree with the journey one is on that creates the desire to lock up their hair. The fact that a person like myself one day woke up a made the plan to grow long hair for the first time, then desire to loc them out after two years of growth was unforeseen. My journey unlike, the creator of this site or others whom agree with you are locked up in a soul that Could Never and Would Never do such a thing to your hair. The results, you the creator are a Living soul holding hate, discrimination, hurt, jealousy, and will live like this forever. Your journey has never started because you hold yourself back from all the things that are possible for you. Unlike locking your hair, You could never and would never! Whats the big deal!!!! Your soul is the only issue here, "I FEEL SORRY FOR YOU" peace from a free soul!!!!

Anonymous said...

Wow. You're extremely ignorant aren't you? I don't think people like you need a blog. Seriously. Anyone who has had long hair knows that if you don't come it that dreadlocks will result. Always has been so and will always be so. it's the nature of the matter. You need a massive reality check. You must be living a life of pure vanity and judgement. Learn about your history. Then you'll know where you're really coming from.

Peace, Love, Truth.

Anonymous said...

By washing them? ;)

Anonymous said...

Yup...I am ignorant. But that doesn't take away the fact that you look like douchebag wannabes. And you guys aren't tough guys, so cut the shit. The only thing worse than you tools are the white women who try and sport them....save your history lessons, you look ridiculous..and yes I am ignorant so what. Go take a bath and get a haircut.

Anonymous said...

Some like the natural locs or dreads, some wash theirs. Some of those that look like "douchebags" as you put it are only labeled that for nothing. Wake up and stop hiding behind your computer screen. Some people may "look like douchebags", but listen. You ARE a douchebag. And the only way i will think otherwise is if you educate yourself, and start redirecting your anger and agression inward and change.

Love and peace.
Over and out.

Anonymous said...

You go to a meaningless job, day in and day out. Your work means nothing, you just go for the money. Which isn't all that good, but it's just enough to keep you coming back day after day, week after week, year after year. You used to dream. You aspired to be somebody. You failed. You gave up. And now you hate anybody who does something different. Because it reminds you of the freedom that you gave up. It reminds you that you are living a lie. And you hate being reminded that you gave up on yourself. That's why you "hate" somebody for something as trivial as the way they choose to wear their hair. If I were you, I would stop worrying about locks and focus on what is wrong with your own life. That goes for all of you who judge others.

Anonymous said...

Jennifer, you may want to stop worrying about everybody else's hair and focus on fixing that glorified rat's nest that you've got going on. I'd suggest biotin, it'll help your hair grow thicker and healthier. You may also want to stop dying it, but I know you never will since it will turn grey overnight. You poor thing, I feel sorry for you now.

Anonymous said...

Your opinion of dreads is just wrong, flat out. Believe whatever you want, but there are hundreds of thousands of years that back up what we are saying. Your closed minded opinion just makes you an ignorant asshole. Have fun with that buddy.

Anonymous said...

I would never hate someone for their haircut..... That being said it looks really stupid guys and I know there's no way to say this without offending anybody so white people with dreads, you look like total regards. This does not however mean you deserve to be punched in the face.

Anonymous said...

SOOOO, you say someone elses heritage? How come? Dreadlocks are a part of just about every culture. From South America, Asia, the middle east and even western Europe. Granted I agree that this dude looks like a clown,but just because some white dudes have worn them as just another hair style doesn't grant you a free pass on being ignorant to history. I have a feeling you tried dreads yourself at some point and failed hard and got made fun of for it. Cheers dingus

Anonymous said...

"Cut that shit off and stop co-opting someone else’s heritage and style"

LOL. You don't really know what you're talking about do you?

Busted!

adrianzao said...

You guys are a bunch of ignorants and racist. Doesn't matter if you are black or white. And dreads don't have to be dirty, regular hair can be dirty too.
Some people look good with them some don't but if they are happy let them be. For some is about religion for others is not. I have dreadlocks I'm white, they are clean, I have a great job, I love my parents. I'm not trying to imitate anybody is just a life choice.

PieCrid said...

I too once thought dreds were horribly disgusting and dirty. And they don't happen to look to good on the guy pictured above, but it does look good on other white guys. I think the guy just went over the top with them. Dreds don't have to be dirty. You can wash them just like regular hair. Nowadays I think they look pretty cool, and not douchey. Respect the dreds. Especially when someone gorgeous has them. :)

Anonymous said...

For the most part, dreads are not necessarily a "black" thing. As many have pointed out cultures around the world have adopted them at one point or another. That said, they are the natural state of human hair (If you don't comb, you get dreads). However, black people most commonly wear them and imho, they look much better on people with naturally curly or kinky hair. The way a lot of straight haired people wear them they just look gross to me.A better technique would probably help. Also, dreads are not supposed to be dirty. You're supposed to wash them regularly once they're locked. I know I wash mine every couple of weeks. I'm black, btw.

Anonymous said...

well, ive never really bother, until i saw one guy with dreds stealing beer at a bar and being nasty and stupid, and then this other guy i know of, who also was a dick. now he is abusing pills and only wants to talk about planet x, if he is not home abusing his pet-spider. Other than that i dont know many white guys with dreds, but seeing one sure takes me back.. im sure there is nice people with dreds also, but to me it seems like the majority is plain douche, thats what all the commotion on the net is about (to all you dred-defenders.)

Anonymous said...

When I initially read this article, I knew the fixation would be something as trivial as where locs originated. Some of you are in such denial. Even though locs have been around since the time of Christ, it is dull not your culture. Stop being a culture vultures. Locs are very clean, if washed as normal,duuuuh

Anonymous said...

everybody who is negative on this comment thread is ignorant.,..."white" peoples ancestors had dreads you retards....keep the racial divide open by being an ignorant hateful person.

Russell Schaare said...

Anyone with immediate hate for dreads is being pretty presumptuous. If someone's appearance makes you feel genuinely annoyed, you should have a think about what that says about you as a person. Everyone is an individual and that should be celebrated!

Also, don't make assumptions about a person's cleanliness etc based on their hairstyle- read up! Dreads can be as clean as any other hairstyle.

Anonymous said...

man this is coming from a brother,why we got to hate white people for having dreads - our women stick 'white' hair to their scalps and I've never heard a white person complain, i mean basketball was created by a white man and we niggas be balling all day fuck all that cultural appropriation bulshit man lets just let people be.

TheFirstTEE1 said...

What? What black women you know have "white" women hair as weave? They may have that good Indian hair in they head, but to say "white" women hair is a bit of a reach and I feel you just talkin to be a part of something. Stfu.