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Gaga's Dreads?

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Suspiria

I'd say I've been a stan since pre-ARTPOP, but I didn't start reading GGD until last year, and as such, I've missed out on reading the general consensus on many of Gaga's looks, such as the dreadlocks from 2012-14.

 

Sometimes they were really tasteful and fresh looking (these are 2 of my all time favourite looks), giving off a sophisticated "contemporary powdered wig" regal vibe:

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I also think they worked well when she was going for the full on filthy, drug-crazed, desperate, nothing-left-to-lose swine thing at SXSW:

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However, they just screamed "white girl trying to be ghetto" when she was going through her Bangerz pre-ARTPOP Princess High phase:awkney:

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And I won't even show those messy af ropey ones she wore out a few times:toofunny:

 

So what was the general reaction to them at the time? I feel like there was probably a lot of cultural appropriation complaints.

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judxs

I don't remember there being much backlash for the Jingle Bell Ball look (first one) or the second, I'm pretty sure everyone was just gagged by how good she looked.

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Ryusei

Did anyone care 4 years ago? :selena: 

Either way I don't remember it ever being brought up tbqh

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ShayCristoforo

I think they look fine but also corny when it's on someone who's not in hip hop/reggae or Rastafari culture 

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ryanripley

i don't really curr for them

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Killa

I like but its ridiculous

She changed so much those days and was a low popularity phae. No one gave a damn

Just abother desperate attempt from gaga

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modern ecstasy

I don’t remember any backlash. That was before there was a huge focus on cultural appropriation. 

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BornSimon
8 minutes ago, Killa said:

I like but its ridiculous

She changed so much those days and was a low popularity phae. No one gave a damn

Just abother desperate attempt from gaga

Excuse me? An attempt at what exactly?

Anyway, luckily no one cared and no one thought it was offensive. Do you have any idea how many people here in Europe have dreads and no one bats an eyelid? 

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Killa
37 minutes ago, BornSimon said:

Excuse me? An attempt at what exactly?

Anyway, luckily no one cared and no one thought it was offensive. Do you have any idea how many people here in Europe have dreads and no one bats an eyelid? 

Calm down its not my opinion. After btw anything gaga would do was just attempt for attention

Thats what i meant.

I live in portugal. Dreads are fairly common. At my job obe guy has big dreadlocks and hes not really rastafari. 

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androiduser

they're not even real dreads, I can't take those looks seriously

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kabirartfling

These were iconic. So pretty and God like. However she ruined the whole surprise factor by wearing them in 2012, almost a year before ARTPOP came out, thus killing the surprise element

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Aglaya
27 minutes ago, Killa said:

After btw anything gaga would do was just attempt for attention

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Killa
2 minutes ago, Aglaya said:

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What? Are you telling me thats not the public perception from 2012 to 2013 and even in 2011..

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Irrelevant
2 hours ago, Suspiria said:

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this look is my fav :giveup:

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