Adele Was "Hurt" By the Conversation Around Her Weight Loss
New Adele music is coming, and with it an abundance of flashy magazine profiles. In her latest interviews, with Vogue and British Vogue, respectively, the Grammy winner opened up about her weight loss — or, more, specifically, the toxic conversation around it.
Adele told both publications that she's been working out two to three times a day for the past three years, but the lifestyle change was "never about losing weight."
"I realized that when I was working out, I didn't have any anxiety," she told Vogue.
Still, when Adele shared an image of herself on Instagram in May 2020, thanking fans for birthday wishes and essential workers for their pandemic efforts, it wasn't her sentiment that internet spectators latched onto — it was her visible weight loss.
"I understand why some women especially were hurt," Adele said of the public reaction. Visually I represented a lot of women. But I'm still the same person."
"The most brutal conversations were being had by other women about my body," she continued. "I was very fucking disappointed with that. That hurt my feelings."
Unlike many of her famous peers, Adele's weight loss wasn't tied to a brand partnership or social media announcement.
"People are shocked because I didn't share my 'journey,'" she told the magazine's British counterpart. "They're used to people documenting everything on Instagram, and most people in my position would get a big deal with a diet brand. I couldn't give a flying fuck. I did it for myself and not anyone else. So why would I ever share it? I don't find it fascinating. It's my body."
Adele's body; Adele's business. Amen.