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Adele's Notting Hill Carnival Costume Sparks Diaspora Debate

The online reaction to Adele's Bantu knots reveal a divide in the African diaspora over cultural appropriation

When Adele posted a photo of herself wearing a Jamaican flag bikini, Bantu knots and Jamaican-themed costume at the Notting Hill carnival last night, the floodgates opened and we were buried in the deluge of criticism and counter-criticism. The English singer-songwriter's Instagram post has once again kick-started a recurring conversation around cultural appropriation, Black outrage and who gets to participate in Black culture or not.

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