Adele addresses cultural appropriation scandal for the first time: ‘I didn’t read the f–king room’

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Adele admits she ‘completely’ understands why her look at the Notting Hill carnival last year reacted.

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Adele is breaking her silence on one of last year’s most viral examples of cultural appropriation.

Pop stars, during London’s Notting Hill Carnival in 2020 shared a much awaited new image After that Reported weight loss of 100 pounds – At a time when Adele was missing from the headlines for more than a year.

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Unfortunately, the long awaited update was shadowed By that… um, excitement for the festivities. Instead of celebrating the occasion with fellow Brits of Caribbean descent, she went full-bodied with a Jamaican flag-print bikini and bantu knots in her hair, a style traditionally worn by black women in the region. .

“I didn’t read the f—king room,” she told British Vogue In a new interview for their November issue. She said, in retrospect, that she “completely” understands why a reaction occurred.

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Adele, 33, also believes in making her own mistakes.

“I could see comments like, ‘Nerve for not taking this down,’ which totally get me,” she said. “But if I take it down, it’s me acting like it never happened. And it happened. I totally get why people thought it was appropriated.”

Grammy winning artist in the end – who will drop A long-awaited new single, “Easy on Me,” was introduced on October 15—a heaping helping of Karma—not only in reference to the bad press, but for her bad form.

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Rather, he learned that Bantu knots are not right now A hairstyle—indeed, they serve a functional and cosmetic purpose for certain hair types—and the unfortunate discovery that they’re novel to white women for a good reason.

“I was wearing a hairstyle that’s really meant to protect Afro hair. [It] Obviously ruined mine,” she said.

Elsewhere, the “Hello” crooner’s extensive interview for British Vogue also revealed new details about 47-year-old ex Simon Konecki and her divorce with the upcoming album – possibly titled “30” – It helped inspire.

According to Adele, the new record is a personal one.

“I feel like this album is self-destruction, then self-reflection, and then self-redemption,” she said. “But I feel ready. I really want people to hear my side of the story this time.”

“Rolling In The Deep” Singer also counted Feeling “f-king disappointed” about being “objectified” over his 100-pound, two-year weight-loss Inspired people to call her “too skinny” or worse.

“My body has been objectified throughout my career,” the 15-time Grammy-winner said in a Vogue cover story. “It just isn’t. I understand why it’s a shock.”


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