After sharing a picture of herself in a traditional African hairstyle on Instagram, English singer-songwriter Adele has been lashed out by fans for going the ‘Black’ way.
In the photo, the singer is seen wearing her hair in traditional African Bantu knots along with a bikini top printed with the Jamaican flag.
The singer captioned the photo, “Happy what would be Notting Hill Carnival my beloved London.”
Journalists Jemele Hill and Ernest Owens had strong reactions to the photo.
“If 2020 couldn’t get any more bizarre, Adele is giving us Bantu knots and cultural appropriation that nobody asked for. This officially marks all of the top white women in pop as problematic. Hate to see it,” Owens tweeted.
Dear Black Americans, y’all are not the the spokesmen for the black race, ethnically, Adele outfit and hairstyle is none of your business…pay attention to the shitt y’all got going on in the US #Adele 🇯🇲 pic.twitter.com/LryoKcfsDy
— 🍉乙ㄖ乇 🥥🇯🇲🌴 (@moonfuckedd) August 31, 2020
Still trying to understand how this debate debate about Adele's hairstyle benefits future generations of "black people" around the world.
And can Black Americans stop forcing other black people around the world to view "race" through the Black American perspective? 🤦🤦
— Kelvin Odanz (@MrOdanz) August 31, 2020
Black Americans trying to Cancel Adele for making an African Hair style and wearing A Jamaican flag will forever be funny
While Africans are praising her and Jamaicans are happy she did.
These Black Americans are really starting to be bitter bullies
— Trincão 🦊 (@badniggafela) August 31, 2020
— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) August 31, 2020
I can’t believe it African Americans are fighting Adele for that one pic but have Latinos like 6ix9ine, Fat Joe and J-Lo saying Nigga in plain sight
— Empty (@FardaRose) August 31, 2020