‘You’re Just All Fatphobic’: Twitter’s Most-Liked Tweet Calls Out People Gossiping About Adele’s Weight Loss
- January 20, 2021
One Twitter user suggested that British singer Adele “has always been attractive” regardless of her recent weight loss, in a tweet that received the most likes this week, according to data compiled by the social media tracking firm NewsWhip.
Adele performs “Hello” at the 59th annual Grammy Awards on Sunday, Feb. 12, 2017, in Los Angeles.
Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP
“adele has always been attractive you’re just all fatphobic” tweeted user @ghoulets on May 6, the same day that Adele posted a birthday Instagram that showed a dramatic change in her appearance, in turn sparking tons of conversation online about her physical transformation.
As of Sunday afternoon, the tweet racked up over 1 million likes and has been retweeted over 193,000 times, since the previous Sunday, May 3, 2020.
@ghoulets, whose first name is Luke (and who declined to give his last name) told Forbes he was “shocked” by the response to his tweet.
“The grievance I had that led me to write the tweet was really with people praising her for ‘looking so much better or ‘looking so attractive NOW’ which I think is upsetting to anyone with her old body type,” Luke wrote to Forbes.
“There is no ideal body and we should all stop praising women for something they did not ask to be praised for,” Luke added.
NewsWhip’s Twitter engagement data comes from its database of influential users, which tracks around 350,000 accounts.
“My hope is that people appreciate the hard work that Adele has done to improve herself for the benefit to her and her family only,” wrote Adele’s former London-based trainer Pete Geracimo in a May 7 Instagram post defending the singer. “She did not lose the weight to make others feel bad about themselves.”
$69 million. That’s how much in earnings Forbes estimated Adele to have made in 2017, clocking her in as number 18 on our Celebrity 100 list that year.
Adele is a 15-time Grammy-winning singer who hails from the United Kingdom. Known for songs like “Rolling In The Deep” and “Hello,” Adele’s voice has been described as “stunning,” “bewitching,” and “massive.” Adele’s appearance has also commanded attention from the media and fans over the years. In 2012, Adele’s heavily-edited Vogue cover that appeared to chisel her face drew scrutiny, which followed remarks from fashion designer Karl Lagerfield that she was “a little too fat.” But the singer’s latest Instagram post was made on her 32nd birthday, and used to thank Britain’s frontline workers amid the coronavirus pandemic. It was the latest image that showed her recent weight loss, which Adele has not publicly commented on. Rita Wilson, married to actor Tom Hanks, commented on the post: “Looking gorgeous!” Other users were not as psyched: “I want the old Adele. chubbier prettier,” wrote one. According to The Daily Beast, however, “Every opinion on Adele’s weight loss is trash. Including, probably, this one.” Even Vogue published a defense of the singer, eight years after the Photoshopped cover controversy, proclaiming “Why Adele’s Weight Loss Should Be Her Business Only.”
Adele’s Weight Loss Is A Double Bind (Buzzfeed News)
Every Opinion on Adele’s Weight Loss Is Trash. Including This One. (The Daily Beast)
Adele’s Vogue cover released: What do you think? (Washington Post)