Adele is still in or around LA, I believe. She’s spent much of the pandemic locked down in California with her son, losing a dramatic amount of weight and watching Black is King on Disney-plus. So, Adele is missing the UK. She’s missing London. She’s missing the Notting Hill Carnival, a festival held annually in London to celebrate Caribbean and Black culture in the UK. The carnival was cancelled this year because of the pandemic, the first cancellation in its 50-year history. The carnival went online and people were apparently posting photos from past years, or photos of themselves celebrating this year. I would assume (??) these are photos from last year, although I have no idea.
It’s not for me to say whether Adele’s Jamaican-flag bikini top and Bantu knots are offensive or cultural appropriation. I do know that people were having a f–king field day with this photo, and some people were offended and some people weren’t. There were a lot of Jamaicans who were like “this is fine, we love Adele.” There were some Black people who were like “nope, this is wrong.” But most people just wanted to make Chet Haze jokes (Chet Haze is a cultural-appropriation king who sometimes speaks in Patois out of nowhere).
adele said: pic.twitter.com/TKRfsCALAH
— c (@chuuzus) August 30, 2020
Adele and Chet Hanks?
This is what Black love looks like ❤️ pic.twitter.com/x88xuXe0b5
— Lana Del Reycism 🌻 (@NotAzealiaXO) August 30, 2020
she was fearless and crazier than him. she was his queen, and god help anyone who dared to disrespect his queen pic.twitter.com/cQpfCNZZKa
— hot girl midsommar (@verymimi) August 30, 2020
If 2020 couldn’t get anymore 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. pic.twitter.com/N9CqPqh7GX
— Ernest Owens (@MrErnestOwens) August 30, 2020
— Ira Madison III (@ira) August 30, 2020
Us: Adele, when we getting the album?
— Brittny Pierre (@sleep2dream) August 30, 2020
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