Hello. I am going to preface this by saying that I myself am not Jewish and have rather limited knowledge of Judaism, which is why I’m seeking the opinion of people more knowledgeble on this than me. I have not seen much discusion on the internet about the cultural appropriation of sidelocks/payot, and want to know what is the general opinion on the recent trend of haircuts such as this or this. I’ve been seeing variations of this among my friends and on tiktok, and while the haircut is inspired by japanese anime it is in my opinion quite similar to the payot. This made me wonder whether this type of hairstyle may be seen as offensive or mocking.
Would you consider this cultural appropriation of sidelocks/payot?
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