Adele has been slammed and accused of cultural appropriation after sharing a photo of her toned body in which she’s seen wearing her hair in Bantu knots.
As the ‘Someone Like You’ singer posed in a string bikini with a Jamaican flag print in a tribute to the canceled Notting Hill Carnival, she showed off her incredible weight loss with a smile on her face.
Soon enough, however, her picture went viral and people accused the 32-year-old of cultural appropriation for wearing Bantu knots, a traditional African hairstyle.
As some critics have suggested, the star misused the hairstyle to ‘profit’ off black culture.
“If 2020 couldn’t get anymore bizarre, Adele is giving us Bantu knots and cultural appropriation that nobody asked for. This officially marks all of the top white women in pop as problematic. Hate to see it,” journalist Ernest Owens wrote.
“Adele dropped that weight and said it’s time for her cultural appropriation era,” another person raged.
One user suggested: “If you haven’t quite understood cultural appropriation, look at Adele’s last Instagram post. She should go to jail no parole for this.”
Meanwhile, some people have rushed to the singer’s aid and defended her right to choose any hairstyle she wants. As some have also insisted, Adele merely wanted to show off her weight loss in her photo.
“Crazy… I have Jamaican family and I don’t care if anyone wears a bikini like this with the flag or wants to do some hairstyle – it literally doesn’t affect anyone,” one person argued.
Another Twitter user wrote: “Apparently, they now own hairstyles. These people are crazy. The poor woman just wanted to show off her epic weight loss. Don’t delete or apologize. We need you to be brave.”
One alleged Jamaican also went on to defend Adele’s choice of wear saying: “Every single thing is not necessarily offensive to every person in the group that it may reflect.
Being Jamaican, I (ME!) am not pressed by Adele.We love people wanting to be us if you haven’t noticed. It’s a lil diff there (racially). ”
What are your thoughts on this matter? Let us know in the comments and don’t forget to SHARE this post with your family and friends. For more news and stories, follow us on Facebook!