Fans, Christian Leaders React After Hillsong United’s Taya Smith Shaves Her Hair Off

Hillsong UNITED’s Taya Smith cut her hair, April 2017.

Hillsong United frontwoman Taya Smith caused a social media stir after she shaved her hair off. Both fans and Christian leaders reacted.

In March, Smith took to social media revealing that she traded her golden locks to sport a shorter look. However, her new hairdo was short lived because in April, she unveiled a newer look, a fresh buzz cut which left little to no hair on her head.

“Sorry mum, I couldn’t help it – yolo. Thank you @badisonv you’ve now given me the longest AND the shortest trim ever,” Smith wrote on Instagram.

Immediately, her timeline was flooded with comments both in opposition and in favor of the hairdo.

“Women shouldn’t shave their heads,” many wrote, quoting from 1 Corinthians 11 verses 5 and 6.

The scripture states, “Every woman who prays or prophesies with her head uncovered dishonors her head—it is the same as having her head shaved. For if a woman does not cover her head, she might as well have her hair cut off; but if it is a disgrace for a woman to have her hair cut off or her head shaved, then she should cover her head.”

Others argued that the scripture doesn’t apply and defended the 27-year-old.

“Your hair in no way shape or form defines you. What defines you is your heart for Jesus and mankind,” one user wrote.

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SOURCE: The Christian Post
Charity Gibson