Last ring Adele She caused a controversy when she posted a photo of herself wearing a Jamaican flag bikini and adorning her hair with Bantu African knots. Many were upset by the photo because it seemed to be appropriate black culture. You are finally addressing the incident, and this is what you have to say.
The photo in question
During Carnival last year, Adele posted the shocking photograph. Commenters said “I still can’t believe she actually did this … in a non-ironic way,” while another said, “If you’re not Jamaican, don’t complain about what she’s doing.” The photo garnered 5.9 million likes, dwarfing Adele’s other posts at the time by a very wide margin. Clearly, it hit a nerve for some.
Adele was immediately taken to the task of cultural appropriation, an unsavory practice with deep ties to music especially. Others thought it was showing culture appreciation attending a Carnival festival in the first place. Until now, Adele’s intentions weren’t very clear. She didn’t seem to be making fun of anyone, but it wasn’t a very smart thing to post either.
Finally, address the incident
In an interview with British vogueAdele address the problem. She deliberately chose to keep the photo posted even amid the immediate backlash. “I could see comments like, ‘the nerve to not delete it’, which I totally understand. But if I delete it, it’s me acting like it never happened … and it did.” She validated the criticisms and said, “I totally understand why people feel like they take ownership.”
Adele mentions that Jamaican culture is intertwined with West London culture so it would be quite jarring for people who don’t know yet. However, she still admits “I didn’t read the damn room”. She also added: “She was wearing a hairstyle that is actually to protect her afro hair. Mine ruined, obviously. “
The apology has been praised because Adele is not trying to run away from the incident or pretend it was the right thing to do. She explains why the photo still stands, explains why she did it, and admits it was a mistake. In the same interview, he talks extensively about Beyonce and clarifies why he felt the “Irresistible” singer deserved to win her a Grammy Award.
What’s next for her?
Adele is advertising first to help promote her new album. 30.
This is his first album in five years, and he hasn’t released anything yet that hasn’t turned out to be a huge hit. 30 November 19 arrives.