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Offbeat Texas teen who refused to cut dreadlocks attends Oscars with ‘Hair Love’ team

12:46  10 february  2020
12:46  10 february  2020 Source:   nydailynews.com

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DeAndre Arnold, the high school senior from Texas who drew national attention last month after he was told by Arnold’s appearance alongside the creative team behind “ Hair Love ,” a film that has earned praise in recent ‘ Hair Love ’ director brings Deandre Arnold, teen told to cut dreadlocks , to Oscars .

A teen who garnered national attention after refusing to trim his dreadlocks to honor his school's new dress code will now walk the Oscars red carpet with actress Gabrielle Union. Deandre Arnold, a senior in Mont Belvieu, Texas , said school officials told him he couldn't return or walk at graduation.

Deandre Arnold arrives for the 92nd annual Oscars at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, California on February 9, 2020. (Photo by VALERIE MACON / AFP) (Photo by VALERIE MACON/AFP via Getty Images) Deandre Arnold arrives for the 92nd annual Oscars at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, California on February 9, 2020. (Photo by VALERIE MACON / AFP) (Photo by VALERIE MACON/AFP via Getty Images)

DeAndre Arnold may not be allowed to walk at graduation, but he was welcomed with open arms at the Oscars red carpet.

The Texas teen, who gained national attention after his Mont Belvieu high school said he couldn’t walk unless he cut his dreadlocks, attended the Oscars Sunday night with the team behind “Hair Love,” the animated short film about a black father learning to do his daughter’s hair.

Matthew Cherry, who wrote and directed “Hair Love,” and Gabrielle Union, one of the producers on the movie, invited the 18-year-old to the ceremony last week.

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The Texas teen showed off his natural hair on the carpet, wearing a simple black suit with jewel-tone blue lapels. Arnold also joined in on the pre- Oscars festivities on Saturday night with Union and Wade, who are producers on the Oscar -nominated short film, Hair Love . The animated short tells the story

The senior at Barbers Hill High School in Mont Belvieu in southeast Texas has gained international attention "We love the way that you carry yourself and we wanted to do something special for you "You and your mother Sandy are the official guests of the Oscar -nominated team behind ' Hair Love '

“When we heard about your story, and you just wanting to wear your hair the way you want, at school, and all this scrutiny that you faced and how unwavering you have been in standing up for yourself, we knew that we had to get involved," Union said in a video posted online.

Her husband, retired NBA star Dwayne Wade, said that they were paying for Arnold and his mother, Sandy, to attend the Los Angeles festiivities.

“We’ve all been so inspired by your story and this is the very least we can do to thank you for standing up for yourself and for your right to wear your natural hair at school," Cherry said.

Arnold appeared on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” last month, during which Alicia Keys presented him with a $20,000 check for his college tuition.

“Every day I would go to school, I would always be in dress code,” he said during his appearance. “But the thing with them is, if it was let down, I would be out of dress code. If girls can have long hair, why can’t I have long hair?”

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