31/08/2020 09:13 BST

Adele Raises Eyebrows With Instagram Post In Honour Of Notting Hill Carnival

The singer's choice to sport Bantu knots and a Jamaican flag-print bikini sparked a lot of conversation online.

Adele has caused quite the stir on social media, with a photo she uploaded to her Instagram page to commemorate what would have been the weekend of Notting Hill Carnival.

While the annual event has gone virtual this year due to coronavirus restrictions, the chart-topping singer revealed on social media that she was celebrating from home in her own way.

“Happy what would be Notting Hill Carnival my beloved London,” she wrote, posting the flag emojis representing both the UK and Jamaica.

However, it was Adele’s outfit – which included a Jamaican flag-print bikini, a gold chain and Bantu knots – that really got people talking.

Adele’s name began trending on Twitter soon after the photo was first posted, with many pointing out the outfit could be considered cultural appropriation...

However, others spoke out to defend Adele following her post...

Adele is yet to address the reaction to her photo, which was posted on Sunday night.

Although the chart-topping star is known for keeping a low profile, she has broken cover a number of times lately, and got everyone talking with her Instagram updates.

Back in May, she marked her 32nd birthday with a post thanking key workers for “keeping us safe while risking their lives” during lockdown.

A few weeks later, she also revealed that she’d been revisiting her iconic Glastonbury set while at home, with fans spotting a subtle nod to her London roots in the background of her picture.

Earlier this month, she heaped praise on Beyoncé following the release of the Disney+ film Black Is King, and recently admitted she had “no idea” when her fourth album would be released, when one fan questioned if the follow-up to 2015′s 25 was on the way.