Fans accuse Adele of cultural appropriation after Jamaican flag bikini and Bantu knots pic

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Adele (PHOTO: Getty Images/Gallo Images)
Adele (PHOTO: Getty Images/Gallo Images)
  • Adele's latest Instagram post is drawing a lot of controversy.
  • The singer shared a photo of herself wearing a bikini with the Jamaican flag on it, with her hair in Bantu knots.
  • Many took to social media accusing the 32-year-old of cultural appropriation.

(Warning: This article contains strong language)

Adele's most recent Instagram post is getting a lot of backlash.

In the photo shared Sunday, the singer appears to be showing off her figure in a bikini, tights and feathered wings. "Happy what would be Notting Hill Carnival my beloved London," she wrote.

Notting Hill Carnival is an annual event that celebrates Caribbean and Black communities in the UK. But many pointed out that the singer's Jamaican flag bikini, with her hair appearing to be in Bantu knots, is cultural appropriation.

"If 2020 couldn't get any more bizarre, Adele is giving us Bantu knots and cultural appropriation that nobody asked for," journalist Ernest Owens wrote on Twitter. "This officially marks all of the top white women in pop as problematic. Hate to see it."

"No one. Absolutely not a fucking soul. Nary a person. Adele:" another wrote, with the photo she shared.

But some defended the singer. To the above comment, a fan wrote: "The Notting Hill Carnival that takes place at this time of year is a celebration of West Indies heritage in London/UK. Adele grew up in Tottenham, one of the largest Jamaican diasporas in the UK. This seems a strange thing for Americans to now get offended about."

On the Instagram post itself, another commented: "This is the most confused comment section I've ever seen... Bantu knots are NOT to be worn by white people in any context, period."        

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