Cher. Madonna. Beyonce. A star has really hit it big when they're known by only one name, and it seems that there's a new addition to the group.
When Adele won her Grammy for Song of the Year at the 54th Grammy Awards, she was announced as "Adele Adkins," leaving many viewers scratching their heads.
"Adele Adkins? Who? Oh, you mean Adele."
Just a few short years since taking the music scene by storm, the British songstress, born Adele Laurie Blue Adkins, has entered the realm of single-moniker stars. There's no need to know her surname, for she'll always just be "Adele" to the world, without the stage-name silliness that often permeates Hollywood (we're looking at you, Gaga).
When asked by Metro Paris about his opinion on singer Lana del Rey, Karl, 78, responded, “I prefer Adele and Florence Welch. But as a modern singer she is not bad.The thing at the moment is Adele. She is a little too fat, but she has a beautiful face and a divine voice. Lana del Rey is not bad at all. She looks very much like a modern-time singer. In her photos she is beautiful. Is she a construct with all her implants? She’s not alone with implants.”
Not surprisingly Karl received harsh criticism from readers who blasted him for taking the focus from Adele’s talent as a singer.
One commenter stated, “Saying Adele to too fat to me is a viscious insult. It is downright hurtful. She is heading for superstardom. She is just as beautiful or more beautiful than most of the thinner vocalists. Adele deserves respect, she has it all!”
Another added, “Dear Karl Lagerfeld; your attitude is UGLY. Adele Is Fat? Ahem. She is STUNNING,’ while mazzarelli30 seemed to agree, adding: ‘errrmm a little harsh I think! She is super beautiful & talented.”
Also jumping on the “Adele Attack” band wagon is High Flying Birds frontman Noel Gallagher who is not convinced her success will last. ”I feel sorry for girls in the music industry. They do have a very short shelf life,” he said in an interview with the Mail on Sunday. “For instance, Duffy: Who? Gone. She was massive. And I don’t doubt for a second that the same thing will happen to Adele.”
Who cares what you think Noel Gallagher! Wait … who are you?
I’m sure Adele isn’t thinking about the ignorant comments made by these two knuckle heads, she has more important things to think about. Things like, where she’s gonna put her Grammys.
We Want To Know:
Do you think Karl Lagerfeld’s comments about Adele’s weight was too harsh?
Do you think Adele’s shelf life will be short because she is a female entertainer?