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Adele’s New Hairstyle Draws Cultural Appropriation Accusations

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Some are accusing Adele of cultural appropriation. The singer posted a picture of herself wearing Bantu knots, generally a traditional African hairstyle. She also wore a Jamaican flag bikini top, large gold jewelry, yellow feathers and black and white leggings.

She references the Notting Hill Carnival, an event that celebrates themes such as Caribbean culture and cultural diversity. The event is usually held in the streets of London but has went virtual this year due to the coronavirus pandemic.


With over 4 million likes, the post has garnered strong reactions such as support from celebrities and those saying Adele went a step too far in her celebration. Fellow celebrities like Lisa Rinna, Naomi Campbell and also Tessa Thompson offered their love through emojis, according to USA TODAY. Soon after, actress Zoe Saldana wrote, “You look right at home guurrrl”