- Talented British singer Adele seems to be coming out of her shell since her split from her former husband recently
- Not only has she recorded notable weight loss, the star has also been experimenting with different new looks
- Adele recently took to social media to post a picture of herself with Bantu knots in her hair and clad in a racy Jamaican flag bikini
Adele has set the internet alight again but this time it was not with her music. The singer shared a rather strange photo of herself which has left social media users divided.
In the photo, Adele is shown wearing Bantu knots in her hair and a Jamaican flag bikini top. The singer was notably much smaller in frame, owing to her much-publicised weight loss.
She captioned her post read:
"Happy what would be Notting Hill Carnival my beloved London."
The Notting Hill Carnival is a popular annual event that's particularly significant in Black British culture. The event was cancelled this year because of Covid-19 but many - including Adele - chose to celebrate it virtually.
What really drew attention to her post was the fact that the singer was sporting Bantu knots in her hair. The hairstyle originates in southern Africa and is worn by black women as a protective hairstyle. Recently, many people who are not black have been trying out the hairstyle but have been called out for cultural appropriation.
Some also criticised Adele for wearing a bikini top with a Jamaican flag on it. Others were loving see Adele experimenting with new looks.
Here are some of the reactions below:
Briefly.co.za previously reported that South African celebrity Minnie Dlamini was recently criticised on social media after she described her Bantu knots hairstyle as "ghetto".
The hairstyle is far from that and has been used by black women as a protective style for years. It recently gained popularity among celebrities as they have begun to embrace rocking natural hair.
Briefly.co.za took a look at a few times celebs looked fierce with Bantu knots.
Beyoncé recently debuted her movie, Black Is King, which pays homage to black people and Africa. It only made sense for the starlet to rock Bantu knots in one of the music videos in the hit film. She looked gorgeous with a braided version of the popular style.
Ciara set the internet on fire with her hairstyle. When Ciara debuted her Bantu knots, social media users went berserk. Sis looked incredible and it was a refreshing change from her long weaves.
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