The 33 years old Grammy award winning singer who is also one of the world’s best-selling music artists, Adele opens up on backlash for wearing Bantu knots.
In a recent global magazine cover shoot and story, Adele opens up on backlash for wearing Bantu knots.
Talking about the heavy backlash that she had received in last year with that social media post in her recent one on one candid conversational interview with a leading global entertainment magazine as their cover star for November 2021, Adele opens up on backlash for wearing Bantu knots.
In a recent global magazine cover shoot and interview with the writer Gilles Hattersley, Adele talked in depth about the backlash faced by her for wearing Bantu Knots in last year whilst she was only enjoying herself at a holiday in Jamaica.
It so happened that in last year 2020 itself, queen of American music Adele had dropped a picture of herself at a party on her social media handle at instagram wearing a bikini top that had been created and made out of Jamaican flag and Bantu knots while she was seen holidaying in Jamaica.
Most importantly it’s necessary to understand that here her original intention was only showing support and solidarity for Notting Hill Carnival which is an annual event in London that takes pride in celebrating the Caribbean culture and is main one for Black British people. Even now, this one particular social media post from last year is still up, despite the backlash she received.
Speaking about which Adele said, “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. And it did. I totally get why people felt like it was appropriating”.
She also shared, “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 [West London], then it’s a little bit like, What you coming for, then?”.
She also added, “I didn’t read the f–king room. I was wearing a hairstyle that is actually to protect Afro hair. Ruined mine, obviously”.