Adele revealed that she “totally gets” why she was accused of “cultural appropriation” after a photograph of her sporting a Jamaican-flag bikini and Bantu knots whereas celebrating at Notting Hill Carnival went viral.
The 33-year-old singer admitted that she “didn’t read the f***ing room” when she posted the photograph, however she additionally stated she didn’t take the image down as she didn’t need to seem like “acting like it never happened.”
In an interview with Vogue, Adele stated: “I could see comments being like, ‘the nerve to not take it down,’ which I totally get. But if I take it down, it’s me acting like it never happened.”
She defined, “I had thought, if you don’t go dressed to celebrate the Jamaican culture – and in so many ways we’re so entwined in that part of London – then it’s a little bit like, ‘What you coming for, then?’”
“I didn’t read the f***ing room. I was wearing a hairstyle that is actually to protect Afro hair. Ruined mine, obviously,” she revealed.