Adele appeared to break her silence over the whole "cultural appropriation" backlash after she posted a photo of herself wearing a Jamaican flag bikini. Although her 'response' seems to be a fake photoshopped joke, it certainly has the internet in stitches.
Adele isn't usually one for being on the receiving end of backlash.
via: GettyBut this week, that all changed.
It all started when Adele posted a rare Instagram snap of herself at a carnival...
via: GettyAnd after being slammed with a lot of criticism and accusations of cultural appropriation, the singer has now finally spoken out.
If you've been living under a rock, then you might not know who Adele is...
via: GettyA British born and bred singer with the ability to stun audiences with her powerful voice, Adele brought back a classic ballad vibe to the music industry.
The first of her hits to enter the Billboard Hot 100 was "Chasing Pavements."
Then followed her debut album, 19.
And things only went up from there...After taking a break to focus on her personal life in 2012, Adele returned back to the scene with her sensational hit "Hello."
And that became the song of the year in 2015.
via: GettyShortly after, she released her next album, 25, which featured iconic songs such as "Send My Love (To Your New Lover)." If you haven't listened to that album, please do yourself a favor and add it to your playlist. You will not be disappointed.
Now, the singer has sold millions of songs worldwide...
via: GettyHer list of achievements is outstanding, to say the least. Adele has fifteen Grammys as well as an Oscar tucked nicely under her belt and the list is expected to grow as rumors of her next album have sparked fans.
But her successes aren't the only things that fans are talking about...Over the last year, Adele has famously embarked on a body-transformation journey.
It all started when the singer was spotted at Drake's birthday bash last October...
I feel like Adele’s new album is going to destroy us, in the best way possible.— 🌻 (@🌻)1571960047.0
She is typically known for her stripped back, casual style of dressing...
Adele has always been gorgeous, but she often spoke out about how she wasn't happy with her body.
Adele is also known for being quiet on Instagram...
However, last Christmas she posted this...
She looked incredible.
via: InstagramIt was captioned, "We both tried to ruin Christmas but then both our hearts grew," in a reference to The Grinch. "Thank you for coming to my party and making us feel like kids, Grinch. Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays everyone."
It's safe to say...That Adele is looking better than ever.
And when she posted this unrecognizable photo for her birthday in May...
The singer has clearly put in a lot of hard work to achieve her goals...
However, it seems that Adele angered a lot of people this week with her most recent Instagram post.
via: GettyThe singer is usually very unproblematic, but it seems that over the weekend, she managed to really rile up fans. She wished her fans a happy (what would be) Notting Hill Carnival. The popular London event took place online this year amid the pandemic, but it didn't stop Adele getting all dressed up for the occasion.
But fans didn't like what they saw when she took to Instagram...
via: GettyAnd the angry comments well and truly came flooding in.
Can’t believe I just had to unfollow Adele like thwt LMAOOOO— Weiland (@Weiland)1598827487.0
Lemme unfollow Adele. It’s a sad day.— FuckTrump (@FuckTrump)1598829605.0
Here's the picture in question...
And now, a user posing as Adele seemed to break the star's silence on the topic.A comment appeared on an Instagram Live that was being held last night by singers, Brandy and Monica for the Versuz broadcast. The latest in the series, which was initially created as a virtual DJ battle by heavyweight producers Timbaland and Swizz Beatz, saw more than 1million people tune in.
A comment, appearing to be from Adele's account was left on their live stream.
via: TwitterIt read, "Wah Gwaan! Yow gyal, yuh look good enuh," which is a common Jamaican greeting. Although this seems to be a photoshopped picture, and not actually Adele's response to the live stream, it certainly had the internet in stitches.
However, amidst this, many have noted that Adele was born and raised in Tottenham, which is an area strongly influenced by Jamaican culture.
Poppycock! This humbug totally misses the spirit of Notting Hill Carnival and the tradition of “ dress up” or “ mas… https://t.co/4IGT5IN3c5— David Lammy (@David Lammy)1598877778.0
And the witty little comment actually went down a treat with fans!
Nahhhh Adele funny as hell lmfaooo. https://t.co/kyT3CYcAy1— Ab (@Ab)1598929439.0
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Guh thru adele ❗❗🤣🤣🤣 https://t.co/tg6ccCY0Y6— Lisa_HamiiDon💛🇯🇲 (@Lisa_HamiiDon💛🇯🇲)1598933407.0