These past few months, Adele has shared what she’s been up to during quarantine on Instagram, from book recs to drunken shenanigans, and I’m here for all of it
Not one to post frequently, I’m usually snapping at the bit for any of her Instagram activity that I can get my hands on because she’s my queen.
The 25 singer shared a pic captioned, “Happy what would be Notting Hill Carnival my beloved London 🇬🇧🇯🇲.”
The festival — which was cancelled for the first time in over 50 years due to the coronavirus — is one of the largest celebrations of Caribbean culture in the world. You can read more about its history here.
There’s so much to unpack here. The bantu knots…the Jamaican flag bikini top…I just…whew!
Every time Adele posts a photo to the ‘gram it breaks the internet, and this time is no different. Well…it’s a little different. Here’s how people are reacting on social media:
Adele went from “ hello ” to “ how yuh tek suh long fi ansa the bloodclaat phone” pic.twitter.com/G2ksvdD7lL— 𝘚𝘢𝘯𝘵𝘦-𝘴𝘦𝘯𝘴𝘦𝘪 (@lususnaturae10) August 31, 2020
Adele said she was Rolling Pon De Deep pic.twitter.com/NyVHWxP5g3— 💔 (@301mair) August 31, 2020
Rare footage of Adele and Chet Hanks in Jamaica pic.twitter.com/mZGnP3zc91— dumbass©️ (@smartasstoo) August 31, 2020
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New to Apple Music for Adele. pic.twitter.com/5cv01sfVwC— M. (@Trillxdadian) August 31, 2020
Mi affi set fire to the rain https://t.co/fkFpAcU7dN— Black Lives Matter (@HeronChe) August 30, 2020
Some people more directly called out Adele for cultural appropriation.
There were so many fucking steps that happened before that Adele photo made it public. An idea that took SEVERAL people’s approval. A hairstylist who was like “you sure?” A publicist who said “go for it.”— Phillip Henry (@MajorPhilebrity) August 31, 2020
I need to lie down
If 2020 couldn't get anymore bizarre, Adele is giving us Bantu knots and cultural appropriation that nobody asked for.— Ernest Owens (@MrErnestOwens) August 30, 2020
This officially marks all of the top white women in pop as problematic.
Hate to see it. pic.twitter.com/N9CqPqh7GX
However, some were quick to defend the singer, too.
To all the ignorant non Jamaicans dragging Adele for supporting the Jamaican culture, sit down! You don’t speak for us! We are proud of Adele! Nuff respeck to her! pic.twitter.com/d1GI9Ep7kt— Francine Braverman (@fogartyny1) August 31, 2020
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