UPDATE — Oct. 11, at 10:30 p.m.: This story has been updated to reflect that Adriana Lima has shared she is of mixed-race heritage.
Adriana Lima is getting some heat after posting a new photo to Instagram. On Thursday, the former Victoria's Secret angel posted a pic with a braided hairstyle that the internet is calling out as cultural appropriation.
On top of the hairstyle, others found the caption to be inappropriate, since she uses the word "urban" to describe the braids. "💥 Bringing a little of my urban/chic spirit to life this am 💥 ," she wrote. She tagged the hair stylist and makeup artist in the credits, as well as herself for creative direction.
After she posted the photo, the internet had a lot to say about it. One user wrote, "the stylist needs the electric chair," while another user tweeted, "Did anyone read the caption???!!! Lmaooo ! Zero black people were involved."
the stylist needs the electric chair pic.twitter.com/30hqZQC7DQ
— mo (@topimpabutterf6) September 23, 2021
Did anyone read the caption ???!!! Lmaooo ! Zero black people were involved pic.twitter.com/lQckEoR7JZ
— RN 🩺💎 (@aL_bahhh) September 23, 2021
in her caption it says she was the creative direction…… pic.twitter.com/xpHKXpA41T
— ✧ ariana ✧ (@LIPGLOSSMUSE) September 24, 2021
This is still happening in 2021? 🥴
— • LOEWE Lioness 𓃭 (@GgV0gue) September 23, 2021
But it appears that Lima has doubled down on her "creative direction" by posting a photo to her Instagram story of a sock that read "I don't give a fuck" on Sept. 23.
Furthermore, Lima has mentioned in past interviews that she is of a mixed race background, which includes African heritage.