Yung Joc’s new hairdo sparks question of racial and sexual orientation bias

There was a meme-fest on social media this weekend after Atlanta rapper and Love and Hip Hop Atlanta star, Yung Joc aka Jasiel Robinson revealed his new hairdo.

ATLANTA, GA - JUNE 11: Recording Artist Yung Joc attends Sony Pictures' "THINK LIKE MAN TOO" Atlanta Red Carpet Screening With Kevin Hart, LaLa Anthony, Terrence J, Romany Malco and Tim Story, at Regal Atlantic Station 24 on June 11, 2014 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images for Sony Pictures Entertainment)

(Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images for Sony Pictures Entertainment)

Based on his Instagram announcement, Joc was prepared to be skewered. His video attempted to head off comments with speculation on whether his newly straightened, side-parted locks were for a movie role or just him being an individual.

For several days, the memes just wouldn’t stop:

Why not join the fun! #yungjoc #youngjoc #FriedAndLaidToTheSide

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Cryin 😭😭😭😭 #Joclive ♻️

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Yung Joc eventually reversed course from his initial post and joined in the fun, posting or commenting on some of his favorite memes.

Joc was the one who first introduced race into the conversation — he commented in his video that if he were a white, no one would have anything to say about his hair — but the whole thing took on a more serious tone when Atlanta hairstylist Derek J chimed in about race and sexuality in the black community:

It’s been an interesting year so far for Yung Joc, a father of nine, who was picked up in April for speeding and driving with a suspended license.

Earlier this month, an Atlanta jeweler sued Joc (whose given name is Jashiel Robinson) for $79K.

Joc is reportedly back in the studio making music (and based on his new hair, maybe a movie?) and has a few sponsorship deals.

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Anthony T. Fults
Anthony T. Fults

There are more important things in the world to be worried about than Yung Joc's hair

Cletus Johnson
Cletus Johnson

The down low, all black men secretly participate in that behavior

Cletus Johnson
Cletus Johnson

I don't know about the incest, but I see that you didn't dispute black men and the down low

Winston Yarde
Winston Yarde

Kinda like how all white men secretly participate in incest?

Zach Clifton
Zach Clifton

All I have to say is " is there a heart in the house tonight?"...I know one thing ...Young Joc is streaming.

Dejah Turner
Dejah Turner

I think every one can agree the haircut sucks. And if Joc wants to louse the race card, media and others have Justin Bieber a hard time for the same cut. Still, justin wore it better.

Ellis De
Ellis De

I liked it reminded me of my grandma

Alizandra Hilton
Alizandra Hilton

How dare you make people pay for this non article. Shame on u AJC.

Omar Williams
Omar Williams

Would like to get a glimpse into your mind, to see if you would allow me to get to know you? And more...

Issac Reid
Issac Reid

His hair stole his street cred. What was he thinking?

Jke
Jke

Looks like the perms from the 40s and 50s, without the Sweet Georgia Brown Pomade. 

McGarnagle
McGarnagle

Hair looks whack. Nothing involving race or sexuality.

Lgreen2289
Lgreen2289

He looks gay as hell and the women look more manly then he does.