Adele is facing criticism from her fans after posting a picture of herself wearing a Notting Hill Carnival outfit and hairstyle.
The chart-topping superstar has been accused of cultural appropriation after she shared a photograph of her while marking what would have been Notting Hill Carnival.
The 32-year-old singer took to Instagram to show off her incredible weight loss as she posed in a bikini bearing the Jamaican flag while wearing her hair in Bantu knots – small coiled buns typically associated with people of African descent.
“Happy what would be Notting Hill Carnival my beloved London,” she captioned the post after the annual event was celebrated online due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
While many fans praised the singer for her weight loss and acknowledgement of her home town, others slammed her of cultural appropriation for her choice of outfit and
hairstyle, reports Mirror Online.
A fan said on twitter: “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.”
“Adele dropped that weight and said it’s time for her cultural appropriation era,” wrote a fan.
Another said: “If you haven’t quite understood cultural appropriation, look at @Adele’s last Instagram post. She should go to jail no parole for this.”
Following her split from husband, Simon Konecki last year, Adele took some time away from the limelight to focus on healthy eating and fitness regime.
The Grammy winner recently shared a recommendation for ‘Untamed: Stop Pleasing, Start Living’ with her fans, saying before she read the book she “thought we were meant to be stressed and disheveled, confused and selfless like a Disney character!”