Adele accused of cultural appropriation for her Bantu knotted hair and bikini with Jamaican flag

British musician Adele sparked controversy on social media after posting a bikini photo with a Jamaican flag and Bantu knotted hair.

The photo was taken to celebrate what would have been the Notting Hill Carnival on Sunday. The annual event celebrates black British culture, and this year it took place virtually because of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Adele received the support of some celebrities like model Naomi Campbell, who commented on the post with emoji of heart and a Jamaican flag. Some fans also praised her for recognizing black culture.

However, the post did not appeal to critics who accused it of appropriating black culture.

Among her critics were American journalist Ernest Owens and authors Jemele Hill and Frederick Joseph.

Owens wrote that “Adele is giving us Bantu knots and cultural appropriation that no one asked for.”

Adele is apparently unhappy with the reaction of the image, which has garnered over 4 million likes, and over 100,000 comments have not been removed from her account.

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