This b-day pic of Adele posted on her Instagram caused a stir online
And people couldn’t stop criticizing the singer for her new slimmed-down look
But Adele’s ex-personal trainer stepped in to defend her transformation in this lengthy post
Adele has long been both celebrated and criticized for her body which, for many, seemed like it didn’t match the unrealistic industry standards. Chanel’s designer Karl Lagerfeld has famously called the singer too heavy. Now that Adele has turned 32 and posted a picture of her stunning physique, theories that she could have shed 98 pounds have emerged.
In an opinion piece for CNN, research psychologist Peggy Drexler said that there’s never a good moment for a female mega-star to come out with a dramatic change in appearance.“There will always be criticism over kudos; there will always be chatter,” Peggy wrote.
But if there’s anything Adele truly needs, it’s “our empathy. It’s hard enough to come to terms with your own body as a woman not in the spotlight; for a woman who is, and whose weight has been a focus of that spotlight for so long, it might nearly be impossible.”
And more people showed their support for the English singer