Adele went viral
Written by Rika C on August 31, 2020
Adele went viral while showcasing her snatch body, but some folks are accusing her of cultural appropriation. British crooner Adele is currently number one on the trending list, however not for the typical vocal prowess. The songstress doesn’t post much these days, but her recent photo just about broke the internet and might have tongues wagging all week long. She showed off her snatched new figure rocking a Jamaican print bikini top, Bantu knots, and yellow feather collar in celebration of Nottingham Carnival weekend. “Happy what would be Nottingham Carnival my beloved London,” she wrote, adding both a British Jamaican flag at the end of her caption. The internet wasn’t here for Adele’s cultural display, however, outraged by what many claims is cultural appropriation in her hairstyle and dress. Within an hour, Adele’s Instagram post pulled over 30,000 comments, the majority of them bashing her Afro-centric choices for the Caribbean community rave. Interestingly, however, this isn’t the singer’s first time paying homage to Notting Hill Carnival or standing up for black culture. She’s attended the event in the past, and when her 2012 parade plans fell through, her ex-husband, Simon Konecki, threw her a surprise Caribbean-themed party. She’s also spoken up countless times for black struggle, most notably in her 2017 Grammy acceptance speech where she felt Beyonce was deliberately snubbed for Album of The Year for ‘Lemonade.’ It’s unclear whether it’s a throwback post or current happenings as an onlooker in the background was seen donning a mask. Adele is most likely surprised by the response too, which has the Twitterverse joking about her reggae album dropping before Rihanna’s and likening her new image to Katy Perry. Still, according to event organizers, the festival is a “celebration of Caribbean heritage, arts, and culture, representing the resilience and cultural diversity of the communities of London,” and it truly seems Adele was only showing some support from the other side.