In a picture shared to her Instagram, the songstress, posing in the garden of her $9.5million Beverly Hills home, wore her hair in Bantu knots leading some to slam the choice as ‘insensitive’.
The hairstyle – small, coiled buns secured against the side of the head – is associated with people of African descent.
Some claimed the Rolling in the Deep singer was profiting off black culture by sporting the style – along with a Jamaican flag-themed yellow, black and green halterneck top.
Others rushed to her defence, claiming it wasn’t offensive and she ‘just wanted to show off her epic weight loss’.
Adele, who celebrated in the garden of her Beverly Hills home, captioned the post: ‘Happy what would be Notting Hill Carnival my beloved London.’
The carnival – an annual celebration of Caribbean culture – moved online for the first time this year amid the Covid-19 pandemic. Read more here.