Multi-Grammy winner Adele turned 30 in a really big way. Just any old party theme would not do. The powerhouse singer had a grand, unsinkable, Titanic-themed party and the internet is both loving and hating the idea.
Dirty 30! I’m not sure what I’m going to do for the next 30 years as I’ve been blessed beyond words in my life so far. Thank you to everyone for coming along for the ride the last 11 years with me. My family and friends for entertaining my super fandom of the Titanic movie. Last night was the best night of my life. Here’s a couple pics. I’m absolutely fucked, not sure I’ll make it out the house again! Ps Childish Gambino how the hell do you have time to offer us so much greatness on so many platforms. I adore you x
There were strong reactions to the party's theme. Many loved it.
I'm pretty sure adele and me would be best friends, I am obsess with this movie (THE MOVIE!!!!!)— stranger in a strange land (@Spending_mytime) May 7, 2018
omgahh. definitely made my heart flutter. my favorite movie.— 𝐜𝐚𝐬𝐬𝐢𝐞 𝐜𝐡𝐚𝐧𝐞𝐥 (@ChanelMeForever) May 7, 2018
But some people thought the party theme was in poor taste.
I know I'm "easily offended" // harshly critical but is anyone else disturbed that #Adele had a #Titanic themed bday party where they wore life jackets on the dance floor? Like maybe partying whilst mimicing the absolute horror of a ship sinking in the Atlantic isnt cool? pic.twitter.com/HFiZEsXCxo— Kerri Claire (@kerriclrneil) May 7, 2018
Fans were quick to point out that it was a movie-themed party.
people are getting way too heated lmao her party is portraying fictional characters in a romance movie— bagel // 20 (@exlynn102) May 7, 2018
She’s a fan of the movie! She’s the last person on earth that will make a party mocking the disaster! Y’all reach too damn much!— Vanessa H 💋 (new account also fan account) (@adele_hasmywig) May 7, 2018
Does that mean that ghostbusters parties are banned? Or any Halloween dress up? In case we offend people who died 106 years ago? ❄️— Jamie Halls (@JamieHalls22) May 7, 2018
Some threw out other tragedies that would make poor party themes.
So what’s next? A Pearl Harbor party... 9/11 party.. holocaust party.. Chernobyl desaster party.. 2004 tsunami party.. challenger disaster party.. Halifax explosion party.. these celebrities have no shame.— Maya Delmas (@mayadelmas) May 7, 2018
My cousin is having a Hindenburg themed party— Chachi Malone, and 12K others (@BungSlinger) May 7, 2018
I liked the movie "Saving Private Ryan" so we're going to have a "Storm Omaha Beach"-themed birthday party.— Ed McNamara (@EdMackSHI) May 7, 2018
This is odd. Well we now know one day in the far future there will be a 9/11 themed Birthday Party. Sad— E.L Smith (@elsmithcomedy) May 7, 2018
We do celebrate death on certain holidays.
People died for america we blow up fireworks for fourth of july. Or should we stop that 🧐🧐— LibertadSC2 (@LibertadTV_23) May 7, 2018
Try celebrating Australia Day; The commencement of the massacre of the aborigines by the British.— Sheldon (@ang_sheldon) May 7, 2018
I’m only talking about adele here. Ppl r more offended bc of the life jackets which I do get it but @ the same time we celebrate holidays where people have died (thanksgiving/4th of july...etc) & all of the sudden people care so much about the deaths that happened on the titanic— Vanessa H 💋 (new account also fan account) (@adele_hasmywig) May 7, 2018
The same people who have been glamorizing & romanticized Titanic for years SUDDENLY remembered it was tragic because Adele had a themed party based on a FICTIONAL love story. You all better stop wearing camouflage,celebrate thanksgiving and many other things that are tragic then— R.I.P DayTitsDreamer (@DayTitsDreamers) May 7, 2018