Bantu knots? Some think Adele should rather not

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Bantu knots? Some think Adele should rather not

Naomi Campbell is into singer’s carnival look, but not everyone is on board with her ‘cultural appropriation’

Cebelihle Bhengu

British musician Adele has stirred controversy on social media after she posted a picture of herself wearing a Jamaican flag bikini top and her hair styled in Bantu knots.

The picture was taken to celebrate what would have been the Notting Hill Carnival on Sunday. The annual event celebrates black British culture, and this year it was held virtually (https://www.visitlondon.com/things-to-do/event/9023471-notting-hill-carnival) due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Adele received support from some celebrities such as supermodel Naomi Campbell, who commented on the post with heart emojis and the Jamaican flag. Some fans also commended her for acknowledging black culture...

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