Adele breaks her silence amid cultural appropriation row
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Adele breaks her silence amid cultural appropriation row

It wasn't quite the response people expected

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Adele has broken her silence after a row about cultural appropriation exploded over an Instagram post.

The superstar singer, 32, ‘broke the internet‘ after she was photographed wearing a bikini top patterned with the Jamaican flag.

She was also wearing her hair in Bantu knots.

What did Adele say?

The Hello star was celebrating what would have been the Notting Hill Carnival this weekend.

But the celebratory image was then criticised for cultural appropriation in an online backlash.

Adele has broken her silence.

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She was watching a live stream on Verzuz, a virtual DJ battle site created by Timbaland and Swizz Beatz during lockdown.

The Daily Mail reports that during a stream featuring former collaborators Monica and Brandy, Adele left a comment.

Using Jamaican patois, she wrote: “Wah Gwaan! Yow gyal, yuh look good enuh.”

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How did viewers react to Adele’s comment?

Adele’s comment didn’t go unnoticed by viewers around the world.

Some took to Twitter to share their thoughts about the ‘hilarious’ message.

One said: “Adele’s energy is everything!

“Just saw her comment in the Brandy/Monica Verzuz” followed by a trip of cry-laugh emojis.

Another said: “Adele was trying to trigger them again this morning” followed by another cry-laugh emoji.

Why shouldn’t a Brixton girl do that?

Adele’s ‘Notting Hill’ selfie caused a backlash as critics accused her of cultural appropriation.

As a result, veteran political journalist Andrew Neil, appeared on This Morning today (Tuesday, September 1) to discuss the matter.

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“Why shouldn’t a Brixton girl do that?

“I’m so fed up with all this cultural appropriation nonsense,” he fumed.

He went on to say: “There seems to be a small bunch of people who patrol the internet looking for reasons to be aggrieved and outraged.

“That seems to be all their sad lives consist of. It’s time they got a proper life.”

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