You would think that having unarguably one of the greatest voices of a generation would be enough. But not according to design maven Karl Lagerfield, when he outright called Adele “fat” in a recent Paris newspaper interview. To add insult to injury, he then praised her “beautiful face” and “divine voice.” For many women, this would have been the ultimate insult. However, Grammy-nominated sensation Adele is not one of them–in fact, she says she’s just fine with her shape and size. In response to Lagerfield’s wave-making comment, Adele had this to say: “I’ve never wanted to look like models on the cover of magazines. I represent the majority of women, and I’m very proud of that.” She went on: “I lost over 30 kilos over 10 years ago and have kept it off…I know how it feels when the press is mean to you in regards to your appearance.”
KL’s critique of Adele resulted in immediate backlash from the singer’s fans, as well as many women who just plain thought the comment unnecessary. Calls to “boycott Chanel”–the fashion house Lagerfield heads up–popped up on Twitter, and even sparked a dedicated Facebook page over the past two days. Though he tried to back-peddle with an apology saying he’s Adele’s “biggest admirer” and that his quote was taken out of context, it was literally “too little” too late. Regardless, Adele has much more important matters at hand. On Sunday, she’ll be appearing at the 2012 Grammy Awards in Los Angeles, where she’s up for six awards–including Album of the Year–and will be performing for the first time since undergoing throat surgery in November. Here, she’s just divine with a sexy tousled do’ and ultra-fab Ray Ban eyeglasses.
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