GOT7's Jackson was at the centre of some controversy when a new Pepsi advertisement was released, which featured the K-pop star sporting some dreadlocks. Here's the ad in question:
Soon after the Pepsi ad was released, netizens got into a debate over the issue of whether Jackson's dreadlocks was a form of cultural appropriation and took to his Instagram to relay their thoughts, with some defending the rapper and some criticising him.
In response to all the comments, Jackson wrote a few replies on his Instagram account:
Amidst the heated debate surrounding Jackson and his dreadlocks, African-American K-pop star Alexandria Reid from BP RaNia sent out this tweet at around the same time when the controversy broke out:
While she doesn't address whether her tweet is aimed at Jackson or not, some netizens have assumed this is the case and have responded to her in various meme-filled ways:
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