Actor Zac Efron’s dreadlock look has made him face the heat on social media. Also Read - 'Peek-a-Boo'! Ranveer Singh, Deepika Padukone Give Visual Treat To Their Fans With Their Mushy Picture

Efron, 30, who has mostly been seen in his signature slicked-back do hairstyle, posted a picture of himself in his new dreadlock hairstyle. Also Read - Sachin Tendulkar's Daughter Sara Tendulkar Will Make Your Head Turn With Her Latest Picture

He captioned it: “Just for fun” on Instagram. However, his fans gave a mixed reaction, reports people.com. Also Read - Salman Khan Shares an Adorable Picture With His Mother Salma Khan in Malta on Instagram; Check Out

While a few people liked his experiment, there were some who accused him of “cultural appropriation”.

One comment read: “Damn if he would’ve gotten dreads and appreciated the culture behind it, it would’ve been okay, but I don’t even think he knows the culture behind it, plus the caption; ‘just for fun’, so now culture is something to do for fun now?”

Check out his picture here:

Just for fun

A post shared by Zac Efron (@zacefron) on


Dreadlocks are associated most closely with the Rastafari movement, but people from many ethnic groups have worn dreadlocks, Semitic people of West Asia; Indo-European people of Europe and South Asia.

Notably, the ancient Spartan warriors of Greece and the Sadhus of India and Nepal have also been wearing it. From the age of slavery to South Africa’s Black Consciousness Movement, the dreadlocks have had a vast history behind it, making it more than just a trendy hairstyle, people.com reported.