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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.