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Adele fans unhappy over 'inappropriate' Titanic-inspired 30th birthday gathering

By Andrew Arthur

Singer Adele has faced criticism after she celebrated turning 30 with a Titanic-themed birthday party.

Adele dressed up as Rose DeWitt Bukater, Kate Winslet's character in James Cameron's 1997 Oscar-winning film, for her big bash.

She is pictured at the top of a grand staircase in one image posted on social media.

Another picture on Instagram shows Adele and her guests singing and dancing while wearing life jackets from the famous doomed liner that was built at Belfast's Harland & Wolff shipyard.

Alongside the photos, the Rolling In The Deep singer wrote: "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 and my family and friends for entertaining my super fandom of the Titanic movie. Last night was the best night of my life."

Comedian Alan Carr posted a video on Instagram of himself wearing a dress and singing As Long As He Needs Me from the musical Oliver! before attending the party.

Some were unhappy with the theme of the party, with the photo featuring life jackets coming in for particular criticism.

They referred to the fact that 1,500 people died in the disaster.

One wrote: "Isn't this very inappropriate? Adele's Titanic themed birthday party had them dancing in life jackets... thousands of people actually died."

However, others praised the party, with one writing: "Adele had a Titanic themed birthday party.

"She is wearing Rose's gown and dancing in a life jacket. I have never loved anything more."

Cameron's film was based on the true story of the passenger liner RMS Titanic sinking.

She sank on the night of April 14 through to the morning of April 15, 1912, in the Atlantic Ocean, four days into the ship's maiden voyage from Southampton to New York City.

The largest passenger liner in service at the time, Titanic had an estimated 2,224 people on board when she struck an iceberg at around 11.40pm.

Edward John Smith was the captain of the ship.

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