She may be a multi-millionaire and a huge global star, but Adele's down-to-earth demeanour means that she's a figure that many people find relatable.
That said, the London musician has discovered that people's goodwill has a limit - as her latest social media post demonstrated.
The 'Hello' singer posted a photo of herself at the weekend to pay tribute to the Notting Hill Carnival, which would have taken place this past weekend but was cancelled due to public gathering restrictions in the UK.
The Carnival is generally a celebration of black British culture and is led by the British West Indian community, although it attracts 2.5 million people of all races and creeds to the streets of the West London area every year.
Many have slammed Adele's photo - which saw her wearing a Jamaican flag bikini with her hair in bantu knots - as cultural appropriation.
Adele dropped that weight and said it’s time for her cultural appropriation era.
— Johnny Boy 🧚🏾♂️✨ (@JohnTheeFame) August 30, 2020
Alright, who had Adele’s cultural appropriation on their 2020 Bingo Card? pic.twitter.com/rHGRo0NXi7
— Your New Step-Mom (@aurexm) August 30, 2020
Others have criticised those who are complaining, saying that she was simply celebrating another culture in a positive way, and that 'woke' culture has gone too far.
Reading tweets about Adele, it's so strange seeing lots of non-Jamaicans trying to cancel Adele, while I see lots of Jamaicans actually praising her 4 showing appreciation to their culture. Maybe we should let people decide 4 themselves whether they think something is ok or not? pic.twitter.com/BrXA166zoz
— 🌴🦎Oliver Heldens 🐨🕺🏻 (@OliverHeldens) August 31, 2020
Dear Black Americans, you're not the spokesperson for the entire Black Race. Stop disgracing yourselves.
Jamaicans are cool with it, Africans aren't vexing, so what's your excuse?
Adele's new sh!t, hair style etc, is even dope. Like, why are you crying more than the bereaved? pic.twitter.com/bDYTbaeKqE
— #TPACT Mazi @FestusGreen 🇳🇬 (@FestusGreen) August 31, 2020
I'm laughing at really whiny white Americans crying "cultural appropriation" at Adele wearing a different hairstyle, only to get slapped to the ground by black British people giving context. Really want her to feel bad about going to a cultural carnival and celebrating culture?
— Christina 2 Electric Boobaloo (@ChristinaTasty) August 31, 2020
So far, Adele herself has not commented on the kerfuffle.