'I represent the majority of women and I'm very proud of that': Adele hits back after Karl Lagerfeld's 'too fat' comment
Just a day after Karl Lagerfeld's controversial comments about her weight made headlines around the world, Adele has come out fighting.
The Someone Like You singer has declared that she is 'proud' of her image as a representative of real women and that she's never aspired to look like the type of women that Lagerfeld sends down his catwalks.
In an interview with People magazine, the 23-year-old says: '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.'
'I've never wanted to look like models': Adele hits back after Karl Lagerfeld's 'fat' comment
Lagerfeld appeared to have been attempting to compliment Adele during an interview published in Paris newspaper Metro this week, but managed to offend instead.
Asked for his views on women pop
stars, he said: ‘The thing at the moment is Adele. She is a little too
fat, but she has a beautiful face and a divine voice.’
Controversy: Chanel designer Karl Lagerfeld said the singer was 'too fat'
The fashion guru, 78, added that the Royal Family were ‘totally unnecessary, but pleasant’. He also called Russian men ‘ugly’ and said Greeks and Italians have ‘disgusting habits.’
Adele Adkins, 23, from South London, has become a huge star in recent
years with her two albums 19 and 21 selling more than 23.5million copies
Last year she had surgery for a throat illness but is set to return to
the stage for the first time since the operation at the Grammy Awards in
Los Angeles on Sunday.
The ‘fat’ comment by Lagerfeld, creative director of Chanel, has been
heavily criticised. Curves and Chaos, an LA-based blog for full figured
women, wrote: ‘Are you freaking kidding me We’re done with him and
Chanel as long as he’s involved with them.’
American PR guru Kelly Cutrone added: ‘If you love Adele then boycott Chanel .’
Adele’s spokesman declined to comment on Lagerfeld’s remarks. The star
insists she is not obsessed with her fuller figure or trying to lose
She said last year: ‘I enjoy being me; I always have done. I’ve seen people
where it rules their lives, you know, who want to be thinner or have
bigger boobs, and how it wears them down. And I just don’t want that in
'Divine voice': But Karl insisted he loved her music
'It’s just never been an issue – at least, I’ve never hung out with the sort of horrible people who make it an issue.
'I have insecurities of course, but I don’t hang out with anyone who points them out to me.’
The soul sensation has been sporting a smaller frame recently ahead of her upcoming Brits performance.
is thought she may have dropped the weight as a result of her recent
health battle which saw her have to cancel gigs while she underwent
Voicing her views: Adele appeared on Anderson Cooper's CBS show 60 Minutes to discuss her recent throat surgery on Wednesday