Adele on body criticism
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Adele Isn't Here For Anyone's Criticism Of Her Body

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Adele is speaking out about the way the public has responded to her recent weight loss and she wants fans to know: "It's not my job to validate how people feel about their bodies."

The singer gave everyone a gift this weekend when she sat down with Oprah Winfrey during a CBS special that aired on Sunday aptly called Adele One Night Only. The special featured a candid Adele chatting with Winfrey, as well as clips of a concert she performed at the Griffith Observatory in Los Angeles in late October.

Released mere days ahead of the much-anticipated drop of her next album, 30, the special included the U.K. native talking openly about losing close to 100 pounds in recent years and the impact of that both in the public and in private.

"I was body positive then, and I'm body positive now,” explained the singer-songwriter, who shared that going to the gym helped her manage her anxiety in the wake of her crumbling marriage. "It became my time. Having these sort of pins in my day helped me keep myself together."

Adele had been with charity entrepreneur Simon Konecki since mid-2011, whom she reportedly secretly married in 2017. The pair, who share a son named Angelo, officially divorced earlier this year.

Of her weight-loss journey, the 33-year-old also told Winfrey how she felt that her “body has been objectified my entire career" and that "it's not my job to validate how people feel about their bodies.”

"I'm trying to sort my own life out,” she said.

One of the ways she’s been doing that is by doing deadlifts. The Hello crooner admitted that she once deadlifted around 170 pounds.

"I should've been an athlete," she said. "If only at school I hadn't discovered boys and someone had told me to go and do a bit more PE."

Well, either way, we’re here for Adele the singer and Adele the deadlifter.


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