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Adele Facing Backlash For Cultural Appropriation

So by now, we are all aware that 2020 is the year of Adele, with the British singer shedding an enormous amount of weight and flaunting a new healthy lifestyle.

But the songstress has caused quite a stir online with her latest Instagram post, with fans accusing her of cultural appropriation.

On Sunday (UK time) Adele shared a photo of herself to Insta with the caption "Happy what would be Notting Hill Carnival my beloved London 🇬🇧🇯🇲".

The post was celebrating the annual Notting Hill Carnival which occurs in August and honours Caribbean culture in London.

Unfortunately, this year's Carnival was cancelled due to COVID-19 and moved online.

In Adele's shout out which we can only assume is a photo taken at a much smaller private gathering over the weekend, the 32-year-old can be seen wearing a Jamaican flag bikini with her hair styled in Bantu Knots (a traditional African hairstyle).

Some of her fans raised their concerns, accusing her of cultural appropriation, among the comments:

"Delete this please🤦🏽‍♀️. Black culture can only be respected once a white person claims its worthy of their respect. Otherwise, it’s ghetto when we do it. Coming from a Caribbean person, please with the outmost respect. Stay in your lane and stop stealing our traditions."

"Your hairstyle is cultural appropriation. I get that you are feeling yourself in this photo, but don't steal black hairstyles. Just don't."

"It’s the cultural appropriation and ignorance for me 🗣"

"Can we all talk about that chain on her neck and the flag on her boobs? I’m sorry. I love her, but no girl. BLM ✊🏿"

The post has received over 4 million likes and over 100 thousand comments.

What do you think is it appropriation or appreciation?