Wednesday, February 15, 2012

The hypocrite Adele

So I know I wrote about body ideals and such two weeks ago, but I just went to Singaporean blogger Xiaxue's blog and read the whole post about Adele, and how much of a hypocrite she is, and damn, I just lost all my respect for her (not that I had this major respect for her, but she does have an a unique [stupid English makes-no-sense-grammar] voice and is a good songwriter). Saying she wish to never be skinny... why are you hating on skinny people, Adele? Really, why does she have to keep telling us she loves being... well overweight? All she says about how proud she is to be "big", and how she would never want to be skinny - it just proves how insecure she is about her weight. Otherwise she wouldn't point it out all the time.

I love Adele's quotes: "I don't want to be on the cover of Playboy or Vouge".  and  "I’ve never seen magazine covers or music videos and been like ‘I need to look like that to be a success.’ I don’t want to be some skinny mini with my tits out. I really don’t want to do it and I don’t want people confusing what it is that I’m about."

... and how the next thing she does is shooting a cover for Vouge with her tits out. I also love how Adele fans commented on Xiaxue's weight and called her fat... then excuse me, but wtf is Adele if Xiaxue is fat?


Of course I have nothing against fat people*. Beauty comes from within (and gets some help from style and makeup) and I love how everyone is unique! I just have a problem with big people hating on skinny people! What gives you the right to hate on us (well I do include myself to the skinny people since I'm a bit underweight), when we don't get to even make a comment about your weight?

*I don't want to say "curvy", because skinny people can be curvy too. Keep that in mind.


Some heavyset people often say that they can't help being overweight because it's genetic, etc., yet they complain about skinny people. You know some skinny people are born that way too, right? Not everyone has slow metabolism or are born big-boned.

Also, Adele saying that looks aren't important to her, because she makes music for ears, and not for eyes... I'm just curious, if that's what she thinks, how come...
she went from this                                              to this??

She changed her style and makeup completely, from.. umm well that, to makeup like a model on the cover of a magazine. EVEN THOUGH she said "I've never wanted to look like models on the cover of magazines". Today, I therefore declare Adele the definition of 'hypocrite'.

Also, I might add that I think it's great she likes being big, and that she inspires women like her, but, how dare she look down on skinner girls? It's one thing saying "I love my weight, I'm happy being a big woman", and another saying "I would rather weigh a ton and make an amazing album than look like Nicole Richie and do a shit album". Like really, what did Nicole ever do to her? And who says Adele makes amazing albums anyway? I know she won like a million Grammys, but come on, she could be at least a bit humble! Plus you can be Hollywood skinny and still have talent... Like Xiaxue said, it's not like she has to choose from the two.

So to conclude this post, I have to say that I liked how Adele was different from your typical singer, but after all the hating on skinny people... her songs just sort of lost all the feeling.

Besides, she did lose some weight these past few years, even though she said "I hate exercise, I don't have time to work out". Once again, hypocrite. Too bad. :/ Plus, I don't like exercising either, and I like unhealthy food too, but still I don't look like her. Stop judging skinny people!

33 comments:

Anonymous said...

I dont think she should hate on all skinny people but common it's tradgic how lots of celebs in Hollywood starve themselfs and looks like sceletones, so far from healthy. Whats even more sad is that lots of children, teenageres and even adults who aren't naturally thin aspire to be like those superskinny celebs. They feel presure and its a constant struggle. If a skinny celeb said "i don't want to become on of those fat girls" it would make whats allready a problem a bigger one, imagine all girls who has developed an eatingdisorder due to the way your "supposed" to look. I dont think skinny people go home eating like crazy and glue their asses to a chair if someone is hating on skinny girls. When someone says to me "your too skinny" i dont mind but if someone called me fat it would make me sad and wanna loose weight. After all, the majority of people wants to be skinny (not anorectic) since being skinny is the norm these days (even though it is starting to go out of fashion to a more healty look). But everyone cant be skinny. Adele is not fat, and not skinny obviosly, she's normal and every girl needs to hear from someone they admire that not being skinny like a model is okay. / Your wise sister, fucking phone sucks writing from probably an awful spelling

Tirin said...

Öööööhhmmm skojar du? Adele är ett berg!!! LOL

Anonymous said...

I feel that Adele really isn't hating on thin people she is just saying that she can't ever be a skinny person. Also Nicole Richie went into a huge anorexic phase where she was less than 90 lbs and she is saying she wont ever be like that or look like that no matter what people say. She does make comparisons to not being skinny but doing her makeup isn't the same thing as saying she will look like models on the cover of a magazine. Such as I won't ever be as thin as a model on them body wise. She can do her make up and have it done professionally and she can go on magazines it is all apart of her job but she can't ever be thin like one. And she even stated she just loves food too much. She is satisfied with her body and she can't be a cover girl models body.

Tirin said...

The point is, she said she doesn't care about looks, yet she had a makeover.. and she said she would never want to be on the cover of Vouge, but she did it. that makes her a hypocrite.

MKS said...

I read the same blog post just a few days before the Grammys. I felt offended by her venomous attitude towards skinny girls. I've always been a tiny person and have had to deal with being accused of being anorexic, usually by overweight people. It's unfortunate, but due to what she has said I have lost respect for her.

Anonymous said...

That is true she stated she wouldn't want to be on the cover of vogue but I think that it was more to say that she wouldn't want to represent a magazine that mostly looked for very thin models. But that does make her a bit hypocritical but for a magazine that normally features stick thin models to ask her to go on it kind of has inspiration to girls who are genetically bigger. The problem I have is that I feel she should be more pro to loving how your body naturally is. There is a point that weight can be unhealthy and I feel that she just got bashed from being a bigger artist and it was more of a defense mechanism. Sometimes it is hard to feel like people base you on your looks. I do like her comment that she makes music for the ears not just the eyes. Sometimes I think that some videos are just so revealing its not even like just pretty in a short skirt and heels it goes beyond that and it is more like entertainment than music. But over all I don't think that a makeover makes her a hypocrite, people change their makeup especially if they have someone who is able to do makeup for them better than they are able to. But if she lost a ton of weight to try and be model thin then I think that she totally lost herself. But she needs to portray loving different body images that are HEALTHY!

Tirin said...

MKS: I agree, I was pretty offended! And I also agree with Anonomous, that she should represent loving how your body NATURALLY is! Some people are naturally slim and others are naturally a bit bigger. So complaining about skinny people can be hurtful to those who can't help it. And yes, as long as you are healthy, that is really all that matters :)

Yumi said...

I hate how Adele is also promoting obesity by telling girls that it's okay to be overweight and unhealthy. I have nothing against overweight people, but I do have something against fat people that bash skinny people for being unhealthy. Being overweight is also unhealthy, and being healthily skinny is, well, healthy.

Tirin said...

Yumi: I totally agree with you! It's not HEALTHY to be overweight, so it's not something you should tell people you are proud to be. Sure, everyone doesn't have to be skinny, but Adele doen't have to complain about skinny people, because not all skinny people are on some crazy diet or starve themselves!

PerfectlyFlawed said...

Just because someone is overweight does not mean they are unhealthy, lazy or constantly stuff their faces. There are unhealthy skinny and overweight people and there are healthy overweight and skinny people.
I am overweight and am perfectly healthy except for the thyroid and other endocrine issues that caused me to be overweight. My heart, cholesterol and body are fine. I am very active and eat healthy.

Tirin said...

Of course you can be skinny and unhealthy and be overweight and healthier than some skinny people... but having too much excess fat is NOT healthy, especially not if it's belly fat. Being overweight itself isn't dangerous, but it can lead to a lot of diseases. But I am aware of the fact that you can be skinny, yet have dangerous fat around your organs. ><

Anonymous said...

okay, first of all. when did adele ever "hate" on skinny people? the only reason adele's weight has even become a topic for discussion is because of the media. be realistic. ive heard plenty of people say, "oh shes really pretty, for a fat person." as if someone who is overweight cant possibly have some characteristics of beauty. the media has overemphasized the importance of being thin- i mean look at many pop culture icons today. they're an unrealistic portrayal of the norm. In this, im not saying that being skinny is a bad thing - like you stated, some people are genetically predisposed to thinness as some are to being overweight. however it still isnt the AVERAGE. Do you think Adele would have brought up her weight if she wasnt constantly asked about it? no.
furthermore, when you posted those before and after pictures.. thats just pure misrepresentation. i mean the first one is obviously a candid shot.. and the other is for a PHOTOSHOOT FOR A MAJOR MAGAZINE. youre telling me you never took a picture where you looked like shit? and youre telling me that when you wake up in the morning, you could just go out and shoot a picure for a magazine? like you wouldnt do what you could to look your best?? what adele was saying was that she wasnt obsessed with her weight.. not that she didnt care about her appearance. dont confuse the two.
lastly, she said that she didnt enjoy exercise. how do you know how she lost weight? maybe her extremely demanding career kept her busy. stop jumping to conclusions and making yourself look extremely ignorant.

Anonymous said...

In the music industry,in America, and all over the world, your appearance largely determines where your career goes. I have absolutely no doubt that her agents are pushing her towards the weight loss, and makeing her dazzle her appearance. Susan boyle looked like a frumpy maid, before her agents and the people working with her started helping her with her looks. If shes smaller, and prettier she will become more marketable.

I was severly overweight untill my first year of college when i moved out of my home and started doing things on my own. I went from 220 to 130, and I have a new perspective on things. When I was overweight nothing hurt more, than people overlooking everything about my personality and only knowing me as my looks. In the first week that her music hit the stations, and she was mostly unknown, every youtube comment had to do with how fat she was.

It must have been horrible to realize that peoples responces to her would always be, " Shes a great singer" or " Shes a cow.". Her wanting to change Isnt a bad thing. She understands that she will never be like the women who frequent the Vouge covers every month. She realizes, that she will never be the bombshell that the music industry wants her to be.

Look at it from the point of view of someone who has no doubt been worn down by needless comments.

Anonymous said...

Imagine if... lets say. A underweight and talented star is born, with the voice of 1000 angels. But her society only found completely average and plump women to be attractive. Every glossy magazine cover was plastered with pictures of heavy girls, all the actresses were heavy, and the success of people in the music industry was heavily based upon their looks.

For a fact, before that singer even stepped on stage she would be criticized from every angle. People would bash her, tell her she is unhealthy and unattractive. In order to keep from breaking down spiritually and emotionally, she would have to fortify, and defend herself! Say to the world, " I wont WANT to be like everyone else! Im beautiful just the way i am. What I do comes from the soul!!"

If this imaginary singer was to gain weight and aim towards the accepted standard of beauty, would it still be as unacceptable? Would wanting to strive towards whats " Healthy" and " Normal", be as bad as staying where she was and being degraded? I think not.

Anyone in Adele's situation would be as defensive as she is. People should be happy that she is loosing weight and becoming healthy, so that we don't loose her beautiful voice to the health risks of obesity

Tirin said...

Ok, let's put it like this.. If media has written stuff about how Adele is too big, her saying "I never want to be skinny", but then going off to lose weight is kinda hypocritical. Also "I don't make music for eyes", but then doing really pretty hair and makeup in music videos and other events is also hypocritical. If you don't care about looks, you don't try to look like a model! Even if your agent and other people tell you it's a great way of marketing, if you don't believe in it, you don't do it!

Adele says one thing and does the opposite, that's what I dislike. As a rolemodel, she doesn't really stand for what she says, and that makes her unrealiable. Also, media has told for instance Jessica Simpson that she was too fat, but Jessica never said that she doesn't care about looks, unlike Adele, so Jessica is not a hypocrite while Adele seems like she doesn't know what she stands for. If she's comfortable about her weight she shouldn't feel the need to defend it (or talk badly about skinny people - saying "My goal is never to be skinny" etc. is an insult to skinny people). What's wrong with being skinny? If a skinny celeb said "my goal is to never be fat", all hell would break lose! And it doesn't matter if it's not average being skinny, because many people are naturally skinny and get offended by such comments!

Moreover, it's damn OBVIOUS that she lost weight, just look at recent pictures and compare them to older! Saying "I love to eat and i hate exercising", but then losing weight does not go hand in hand. AKA she is a hypocrite! No ignorance saying that at all! It's more ignorant to think that she lost weight naturally, if she stands for her words (because that would be impossible).

I AM happy that Adele lost weight and I hope she will start eating healthy and become healthy. I do not wish for her to get any kind of weight-related disease. I just think that you should stand for what you do, and clearly, Adele does not.

Anonymous said...

i'm sure adele would be devasted to hear that you think she's judgemental and a hypocrite. i'm sure she would be begging for your forgiveness.maybe she'll write a song about it. no, probably not. i think someone's jealous that adele changed her mind about being in magazines, and gets to be. : P

Tirin said...

Honestly, there's not a single thing to be jealous about when it comes to Adele, unless you want to be famous and you are not. I don't want to weigh 2 or 3 times my current weight (lol), i don't want to look like her, i have no interest in singing like her, and i do not want to be famous. i don't hate her, i honestly do not even care about her, but i think she's a hypocrite because she fucking IS! and i hate when people hate on skinny people as if it's not as bad as hating on fat people.

Anonymous said...

Saying that you like being fat is like saying you like having cancer. Obesity is a DISEASE and has been proven to lead to many, many life threatening conditions. Adele's quotes, glorifying of the "full bodied" woman, and not to mention SMOKING is not only justifying, but exalting a unhealthy lifestyle. THAT'S the problem I have with her.

Anonymous said...

Ummmm hello, you're a hypocrite too, you claim to have lost your respect for adele and you seem to dislike her very much now but here you are, compiled a perfectly organized post about her, with pictures, labels, about six or seven paragraphs of text, and even higlighted/italicized quotations from the artist hating on her because she has POSITIVELY changed her perspective about her figure, which by the way goes hand in hand with her health. So technically, you are upset because Adele is trying to improve her health. And then u take the time to check back to this post regularly and continuously discuss the topic. Seems like you like her to me. Hypocrite

Tirin said...
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Tirin said...

I don't hate Adele at all. I don't lik her, but I don't hate her either. I think she's a good artist, but she's fucking disrespectful towards skinny people just because she's fat (WHICH IS UNHEALTHY) and can't seem to lose enough weight.

and of course i gladly reply to comments to what i have written :)

Anonymous said...

I think that some people have got the wrong end of the stick on this one. Whilst she does cite 'Nicole Richie' she isnt personally attacking her, just using her as an example of a (very) thin celebrity.

All of this "why is she hating on..." needs to stop, she isnt "hating" on anyone, just stating that she would rather bit a little overweight and concentrate on the singing, unlike (mainly) American popstars who's only selling point is their look. These people rely on being thin, beautiful (questionable!) fashionistas to give them the publicity they need, because they cant do it with their voice, unlike Adele.

I very much doubt Adele has those hate opinions about other celebrities, least of all for the way they look. And incidently, those who are saying "Adele is really fat", no she isnt. She is overweight, but she isnt obese and she is losing weight, and anyway forget not that being dangerously underweight is just as harmful to your health than being dangerously overweight, but of course in modern western society its ALL about being thin!

Anonymous said...

being skinny is not healthy! Wtf are you on about you're the hypocrite. You can't complain about her hating on skinny people, when you're doing hating on overweight people ffs! I just can't stand thin people being proud of the way they look, they're so unhealthy. That offend you? Then WHY ARE YOU SAYING THE SAME about overweight people? I mean Adele is lovely. No offense but I find her much prettier than you. I cannot stand hypocritical thin people saying "We can't help being skinny" abd then they turn around and say that fat people are just lazy. Well if they are lazy so are you.

Tirin said...

Actually, being slim is not unhealthy, it's very healthy. This was NORMAL when my parents were young. Skinny (very underweight) on the other hand is not healthy, and I have never said it is. But being fat is soooo bad for you! There's nothing positive about it whatsoever! If you like being fat, good for you, but you will die prematurely :)

Being fat and not doing anyting about it IS being lazy!! You could get diabetes and heart problems, among many other diseases when being overweight! So not doing anything about it or saying you don't want to IS an excuse!! Who the fuck WANTS TO BE SICK?? NO ONE! So get your act together, overweight people, and become healthy! It's not easy, but that's life.

I am skinny, yes, but not unhealthy. Adele is both fat and unhealthy. Talented, yes, but that has nothing to do with it. And the hypocrite part is not only about her weight. Read to read, goddamn it!

We shall see how long she will live without any fat-related diseases (oh wait, obesity IS a "disease"!).

Anonymous said...

yeah you can write about how adele is fat and hypocritical and what not but the fact remains is that she's the one with fame and success, millions of dollars, noted as one of the top singers of the world AND one of the most influential and respected people in the world (according to TIME magazine) and you, you are not.

Tirin said...

Did I ever hate on her for being a singer? No, I fucking said she has talent!! I just said she is fat and she's a fucking hypocrite! Which is the truth. It's great she's lost weight but that goes against what she's said about skinny people. Retard.

Frances said...

I think you are being slightly ignorant. She is only saying that she doesn't want to be skinny, just like you don't want to be 'fat'.

Additionally, she probably does still hate exercise but wants to get in better shape. This by no means makes her a hypocrite. Changing your mind is not hypocrisy.

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for this. Lately, it is highly en vogue to make fun of thinner girls. Those of us who have seen all the photos making fun of thinner women know this all too well. "REAL women have curves", "When did THIS become hot and THIS become not?" , "I hate it when skinny girls call themselves fat just to get attention. Eat a cheeseburger, bitch"

See what I mean? This is not acceptable to treat other women like this. As a result, I'm finding myself having a lot more animosity towards bigger girls because I'm starting to realize how much their abuse has hurt me and destroyed my self confidence over the years. I can't even explain how much some of these words have hurt. I have lost friends over this and it sucks so much when people can't accept you because they are JEALOUS of you. It's so stupid.

I confronted a friend recently over this and she rolled her eyes at me and asked if she was supposed to feel sorry for me because I was thin and perfect. With a lot of pain, I am having to back away from that friendship because this is not how friends treat each other. I would always wish the best for her, always hope the best happens to her, never try to steal her glory, and have always been loyal to her and defended her no matter what -- and this is the thanks I get? Because she can't see past her own jealousy and be a human being?

To top it all off, no - I am not some genetic freak of nature that can eat whatever I want and stay thin. I was when I was younger, but I just hit that age where weight starts packing on and I keep myself in good shape. It takes a lot of work and to hear friends berate, criticize you, critique your diet, call MY diet unhealthy (when they are obese), etc. It really has taken a toll on me. As a result, I have become a hermit and just don't really hang out with anyone anymore. All the while, other friends are worshiping Adele for her hatred.

Catherine said...

I AGREE. THIS IS EXACTLY WHAT I HAVE BEEN SAYING. She complains about "skinny" people and then loses weight??? WTF??? She's a disgusting hypocrite and needs to get over herself. Sure, she isn't stick skinny (yet), but she seems to be moving toward it. Not that that is bad, but don't complain about skinny girls and then lose a whole bunch of weight. UGHHGNEABE I'm not even saying all I can because I'm just so annoyed with her. The definitions that come to mind when I think of her and her attitude are "Disgusting", "Hypocrite", "Overly insecure", and so many more that I can't think of because I'm just so annoyed. Hah. Sorry this is turning into a rant, but I'm just so happy to see other people feel the same. She also claimed that she isn't up on stage to "do anything", just to sing her songs. Then why does she need to wear all that makeup and get her hair done? For the media? But she makes it clear that she doesn't care what anyone else thinks! So what the hell, Adele? (yay, that rhymed! :D ) If she is only up there to sing, then maybe she should roll our of bed in her PJs, not look in the mirror, not touch her makeup or hair, get to where she has to go and sing, because that's all she says she "does". Don't be on covers of magazines either! Because according to herself, she isn't here to do anything, just to sing the love songs that she writes.

Anonymous said...

LOL "skinny hate." I'm sure that people would feel really bad for you if you told them that you suffer from skinny hate.

Or they'd have you examined for mental deficiencies.

bibi said...

YES TRUE!! I have a problem with over weight people hating on skinny people. Especially when they don't even know you. As they think that ALL skinny people starve themselves. With the paragraph you mentioned. Heavy people blame it on genetic, its the same for skinny people too!! We are also skinny by genetic and cant be helped.
It's hard for me to put on weight and I wanted to add weight as I'm falling underweight and having health problems too. I ask for advise from friends (which is good advise) but then someone heavier then me started to attack me saying "I hate you", "someone like me who loves food and that I have to restrict myself, as eating a stick of celery can gain pounds with me". Talk about OTT but I seem the way she eats and its an exaggeration. I don't want or need to tell people my history but unfortunately I have thalassemia (type of anemia) which makes it harder to gain and keep weight. Hate with all the judging "bet you go to the toilet and puke your food out" and all that non sense. "skinny b****", I am human you know? I would and could turn around and say you f* B* word, but I'm taught better then that. Yes heavier people can be jealous of skinner people but don't you ever think that I can admire people who are bigger then me? Wish they stop playing the victim card.
There are nice, friendly heavy people. its just that one who is sore and suppose to be a friend, I would never diss her weight but she seem to enjoy dissing my weight.

Tirin said...

I agree with you, bibi! Why is it ok for a fat person to say mean things to skinny people, but if it's the other way around, all hell break lose! Why is it ok to ask "jeez, why are you so skinny??? don't you eat?" but not "Omg, you're so fat, what DO you eat??"

Please think about that, all you skinny-hating people.

Anonymous said...

Since adele's success, it's like people can't grasp or come to terms with what she's achieved till now they look for silly, obscure things to chew at her for.

It's basically jealousy because she's that size and that talented.

Here's a fact: we're all hypocrites. Either accidental or intentional. What we're all not is better than each other. That's why we shouldn't judge. I don't care how reliable anyone is, you can't take 100% of their word, people change sometimes under pressure and sometimes against themselves, but you're never in their shoes so you wouldn't really know their past experiences, what they're going through and how much they can take, which in the end determines the things they do and say. Especially if they're involved with the superficial, hollywood music industry. We've watched people get disorders trying to conform to hollywood and everyone's views of how they should be. Which is exactly what she's going through.

Please stop obsessing about this crap.