Adele, who earlier turned heads with her remarkable transformation post weight loss, has opened up about being “disappointed” with the conversations around her body. The singer featured on the cover of both Vogue and British Vogue for their November issue.
Speaking to the magazines, the 33-year-old said that her 100lb-weight loss was not about shedding those kilos but to manage anxiety. Adele, who wore a plunging yellow custom corset dress by Vivienne Westwood on the British Vogue cover, told the magazine that it was because of my anxiety. Working out, I would just feel better. It was never about losing weight, it was always about becoming strong and giving myself as much time every day without my phone.
Talking about why she did not share her weight loss journey on social media as usually done by many celebrities, Adele noted that her transformation was for myself and not anyone else so why would I ever share it? I don’t find it fascinating. It’s my body.”
Adele expressed that her body had been “objectified” throughout her career. However, she was more upset about the conversations other women were supposedly having about her body.
My body’s been objectified my entire career,” she told US Vogue. The singer looked spectacular in a flowing green gown on its cover.
The Skyfall singer also denied “disgusting” rumours about the kind of diet and workout that reports claimed she followed. If anything, she eats more than she did before, the singer said.
Adele is not the only celebrity to have spoken out against the unrealistic beauty standards set for women. In an interview with The Guardian last year, actress Keira Knightley criticised society for putting so much pressure on women to be thin and perfect.
“We are allowed to be fat and cellulite-free and have big noses and small breasts. But if we have any kind of personality or opinion, we’re screwed,” Knightley said at the time.
The 33-year-old singer joins a long list of celebrities who have slammed the unrealistic expectations set by society for women. Actress Emma Watson and pop sensation Rihanna have also accused the industry of sexualising young girls’ body and beauty.