Popular international RnB singer, Adele was mocked online over a picture of herself she shared on her Instagram page.
In the photo, Adele is seen wearing her hair in traditional African Bantu knots along with a bikini top printed with the Jamaican flag. She captioned the photo, “Happy what would be Notting Hill Carnival my beloved London🇬🇧🇯🇲”.
The picture garnered many criticism and the singer was also tagged “problematic” on Twitter. As a result of the photo, the singer’s name began trending on Twitter as people accused her of cultural appropriation and expressed shock that she would wear the hair style.
The Notting Hill Carnival is held annually in London as a way to celebrate Black British culture. It has taken place since 1966, but was held online this year due to the coronavirus pandemic.