Adele addresses Notting Hill cultural appropriation scandal

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Their Admits she “didn’t read the room” when she posted a picture of herself wearing Bantu knots and a bikini with the Jamaican flag on Instagram.

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Some fans backtracked on the image, accusing the singer of cultural appropriation.

Adele, who is from Tottenham and lived in Notting Hill, said she wanted to show her solidarity London When she was vacationing in Jamaica last year.


The Notting Hill Carnival was formed to celebrate Caribbean culture at a time when black Britons were being racially targeted.

talking to the trend Of the controversy, Adele said: “I could see the comments being like ‘nerve not to take it down’, which I totally get. But if I take it down, it’s me acting.” I’m doing it like it’s never happened. And it did.

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“I completely understand why people felt like this was appropriating.

“If you don’t get ready to celebrate Jamaican culture – and in many ways we are so connected in that part of London – it’s a bit like, ‘What are you coming for?'”

She said: “I didn’t read the f**king room. I was wearing a hairstyle that’s actually meant to protect Afro hair. Ruined mine, obviously.”

At the time, 33-year-old Adele was supported by many black celebrities, including Jamaican artist Popcan and singer Alexandra Burke.

Adela also addressed her astonishing seven stone weight loss for the first time in the interview.

She said she became addicted to exercise after her divorce from husband Simon Konecki, with whom she shares eight-year-old son Angelo.

“It was because of my concern,” she said.

“Working out, I would just feel better. It was never about losing weight, it was always about becoming stronger and giving myself more and more time every day without my phone. I got addicted to it.” Was gone. I work out two or three times a day.”

Talking about his marriage, he said: “It just wasn’t right for me anymore. I don’t want to end up like a lot of other people I knew. It wasn’t downright pathetic, but I would have been sad if I hadn’t put myself first. But, yeah, nothing bad happened or anything like that.”

The songwriter has found new love from American sports agent Rich Paul.


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