Adele in a Jamaica-flag bikini has Instagram doing a giant double-take. The 32-year-old singer has been marking what would have been the Notting Hill Carnival in London – clearly with COVID, the “Rolling In The Deep” songstress had to make do with a makeshift affair.
Adele updated her Instagram on Sunday bikini-clad and shouting out the Caribbean theme the annual London festival is known for. The singer, fresh from dropping 100 pounds, now sees many fans convinced it’s 35-year-old singer Katy Perry in the photo. Well, and slamming Adele for cultural appropriation. Check it out below.
Scroll for the photo that’s now been reposted to popular Instagram account The Shade Room – the comments section is throwing out “Roar” singer Katy Perry’s name all over the place.
The shot showed Adele outdoors and candidly photographed amid lawns and a couple of bystanders with masks on. The Grammy winner was rocking tie-dye pants, plus a string bikini in green, blue, and yellow to form the Jamaican flag, also wearing her hair tied up into multiple knot buns. Colorful feathers behind the star’s shoulders added bold flourishes.
Adele, shouting out both her British heritage and the Jamaican one, captioned her photo : “Happy what would be Notting Hill Carnival my beloved London ????,” also snagging herself over 1.8 million likes in an hour.
The Shade Room seemed to be seeing Perry. Adele, who debuted the weight loss on her 32nd birthday in May and is reported to have shed the weight by eating only 1,000 calories a day, received the following comment.
“You sure this ain’t Katy Perry?”
And they kept on coming.
Another user, gaining over 1,300 likes replied: “Omg now her Katy Perry look-a-like!? Wow.”
“Same. My bf just showed this photo and asked me “guess who is she?” I said Katy Perry,” another replied.
Remarks slamming the star were, however, also marked – “They gon drag her for this,” one user predicted. And correctly. Over on Adele’s Instgram, followed by 38.6 million, a debate has now started.
“It’s the non black people trying to school black people on cultural appropriation for me,” a popular comment began.
A user appearing to be from Jamaica told The Shade Room:
“You can respect and show love to my culture without the flag bra and Bantu knots sis ??♂️??♀️??♂️??♀️.”
Adele, also told that she was trying to “be black so bad,” did, however, receive positive feedback. Well, aside from the taken-aback user who thought her face was “Photoshopped onto her body.”
Adele, who called herself a “large” lady back in 2017 and admitted she likes “eating food very much” snagged herself a “love the new BAWDYYYY” comment. Over 700 users liked the comment.