Adele's controversial outfit on Instagram has inspired some hilarious memes
1 September 2020, 14:21
Singer Adele has surprised fans with her new look, putting Bantu knots in her hair, as part of her celebration for what would have been Notting Hill Carnival this weekend.
Singer and belt-note-extraordinaire Adele is turning heads once again, this time with some new hair.
Over the weekend of what should have been London's Notting Hill Carnival, she posted a photo sporting a Jamaican bikini top and her hair in Bantu knots. It quickly sparked conversations about cultural appropriation vs appreciation, as well as some seriously funny memes about her choice.
Bantu knots are a traditional African hairstyle, and while the 32-year-old may have thought she was celebrating cultures different to her own, others have taken offence, as it's a hair style that black women are regularly penalised for.
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But however you feel about her, there's always plenty of memes fresh off the back of any cursed image. When the 'Hello' singer initially dropped the shocking photo, she sparked a wave of hilarious, trending Tweets about the Jamaican and African communities accepting her as an honorary member, as well as how hard she's trying to fit in - and everyone is totally losing it.
Prepare to laugh seriously hard at some of these...
Adele went from "Hello, is me" to "Hey pussywol, pick up di bloodclaat phone"...... pic.twitter.com/ylVLACZxS7— Nungua Eminem 🐦 (@nunguaeminem) August 31, 2020
#adele 's new music video pic.twitter.com/gg69BjL60c— 𝐒𝐤𝒾Ƥρy💮🍌 (@jade19805990) August 31, 2020
SOMEONE JUST SAID ADELE GONNA RELEASE A REGGAE ALBUM BEFORE RIHANNA pic.twitter.com/wgZZfbwmuO— s (fan acc) (@cruelrares) August 31, 2020
“Never mind I’ll find someone like you “ - #Adele pic.twitter.com/aTioI6H8hb— Daniel Perez Giraldo (@Dperezg) September 1, 2020
checking to see why adele's trending like pic.twitter.com/9boXMOoCat— Anne T. Donahue (@annetdonahue) August 30, 2020
adele’s hairstylist waiting to go home pic.twitter.com/qK7AkP2CnE— giabuchi lastrassi (@jaboukie) August 30, 2020
adele said: pic.twitter.com/TKRfsCALAH— c (@chuuzus) August 30, 2020
adele really said pic.twitter.com/vqzhXqNyCM— Ayo Edebiri (@ayoedebiri) August 30, 2020
Other white celebrities including Bhad Bhabie and Florence Pugh have recently come out to apologise as photos of them sporting similar hairstyles have surfaced.