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The Internet Has Thoughts About Adriana Lima's Cultural Appropriation

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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.

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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."

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.

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Adriana Lima Instagram

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