The singer is set to release her first single in years next week.
“My body’s been objectified my entire career… It’s not just now. I understand why it’s a shock,” she began.
Adele uncovered in 2020 that she had shed around 100 pounds subsequent to working out over a two-year time span. “The gym became my time. I realized that when I was working out, I didn’t have any anxiety. It was never about losing weight”
She added, “It was never about losing weight. I thought, If I can make my body physically strong, and I can feel that and see that, then maybe one day I can make my emotions and my mind physically strong.”
The British singer also shared how she finds herself two to three times a day, starting with a weightlifting session in the morning, hiking or boxing midday and ending with cardio.
Notwithstanding, some people accused the singer of looking too thin at the time, while others commented she ought not have felt forced to get in shape.
“I understand why some women especially were hurt. Visually I represented a lot of women. But I’m still the same person,” she included in her statement on American Vogue.
“And the worst part of the whole thing was that the most brutal conversations were being had by other women about my body,” she added. “I was very f–king disappointed with that. That hurt my feelings.”
“People are shocked because I didn’t share my ‘journey,'” she explains. “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 f–k.”
Reactions to Adele Talks About Her Weight Loss Journey
Adele’s return being (not so subtly) framed around her weight loss reinforces that no matter how talented you are, you social capital will always be greater if you’re thinner. People now care about her outfits, makeup etc in a way they didn’t before. Her celebrity is magnified— Ms Juicyy (@_FionaK_) October 8, 2021
I just know y’all are gonna want to talk about Adele’s weight loss and how pretty she is now and how proud of her you are and I’m already so annoyed— posey 🍓 (@stinkyposeykt) October 7, 2021
pretty privilege is so real.. adele has ALWAYS been it, but everyone started treating her so much better after the weight loss & it’s so weird.. she’s always been beautiful and deserves the hype— kay☁️ (@kayw0rld) October 7, 2021
Adele pre weight loss was beautiful and Adele post weight loss is beautiful too. I’m so sorry everyone struggling with weight or EDs has to read endless praise saying she looks “better” because she got thinner. We can’t keep congratulating weight loss like this – it’s SO harmful. https://t.co/rDnA8my9IG— Em ✨ (@EmilyJBashforth) October 7, 2021
Just saw a tweet about Adele’s weight loss and how it’s magnified her celebrity status and social currency and I am not in the mood to engage.— Lou🌸Asake (@Asadimma) October 8, 2021
We fucked with her music through diff times of her life. She’s let the media in now, she feels good, and we will stick by this.
Y’all really celebrated Adele’s weight loss knowing she had to have developed some type of issue and now she’s admitting to having an addiction to working out (like most ppl with their body image issues do) but HEYYYY she’s skinny am I rite— 🦦🦦🦦 (@Tommi_Joann) October 7, 2021