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Superstar Talents Adele and Christina Aguilera Criticized for Being “Fat”

Superstar Talents Adele and Christina Aguilera Criticized for Being “Fat”

Instead of focusing on a woman’s talents or successes, why do people so often concentrate on a woman’s appearance?

Karl Lagerfeld, head designer for Chanel, had the following to say about the super talented singer Adele in Metro World News:
“The thing at the moment is Adele. She is a little too fat, but she has a beautiful face and a divine voice.”

Beautiful face…yes!

Divine voice…yes!

Too fat…no! And even if she were who cares! Adele has one of the most remarkable voices I’ve ever heard and has accolades to boot both in the United States and in England.

In fact, did you know that Adele is the first artist to sell more than 3 million copies of an album in a year in the UK? Or that her album 21 is the longest running number one album by a female solo artist on the UK albums chart?

Adele is also the first living artist to have two top five hits in both the UK Official Singles Chart and the Official Albums Chart simultaneously with her two albums 19 and 21 and her two singles “Rolling in the Deep” and “Someone Like You.” The last artist to achieve such a feat was the Beatles in 1964.

In the U.S. Adele has also become the first artist in history to lead the US album chart concurrently with three Billboard Hot 100 number ones – “Set Fire to the Rain,” “Rolling in the Deep,” and “Someone Life You.”

Luckily Adele doesn’t let comments like Lagerfeld’s bring her down. She is confident with who she is and is proud of her body.

“I’ve never wanted to look like models on the cover of magazines,” says Adele.”I represent the majority of women and I’m very proud of that.”

Christina Aguilera is another superstar talent that has been heavily criticized (and mocked) by the media for her appearance and weight gain this year.

While the haters constantly harp on her weight and choice of dress, like Adele Aguilera is proud of what she sees starring back at her in the mirror.

“As long as I’m happy in my own skin, that’s all I need,” said Aguilera in an interview with US magazine. “I’m happy with where I’m at. I have a boyfriend that loves my body. I love my body. My son is healthy and happy. That’s all that matters.”

In an interview with Marie Clare, Aguilera delivers her message of confidence again.

“I’ve been criticized for being on both sides of the scale. It’s noise I block out automatically. I love my body….I happen to be very confident in my own skin. It takes time to get to that place, but it’s all about embracing yourself and your body.”

I’m so happy to see two such talented women embracing their bodies and exuding confidence despite not criticism for fitting the ultra-skinny Hollywood norm. This is the type of message women and girls need to hear. After all, confidence – at any size – is the best kind of beautiful!

What do you think? Are women celebrities criticized for their appearance too harshly? Is there pressure for women celebrities to be thin?

 

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Photo credit: Photo by Christopher Macsurak used under a Creative Commons license.

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3:23PM PDT on Apr 20, 2014

They are awesome singers- who cares what their body fat percentage is?!

4:04PM PDT on Apr 19, 2014

Do they say "fat" when it comes to male singers ?

11:20AM PDT on Apr 15, 2014

They are both beautiful talented women. Leave them alone

2:57AM PDT on Apr 15, 2014

Is Karl Lagerfeld gay? I've read that some gay men expect women to look like teenage boys: no breasts, no hips...

4:04PM PST on Feb 15, 2013

The comments about some celebrities and about their weight,is so over all sense and manners. Adele is a singer and my God how she does that!! That is all I need to know about her,criticizing her weight or any kind of outfit,just isn't my business,or anybody else's either!

5:24PM PST on Feb 14, 2013

More verbal assault in the article and under comments. And people wonder why "bullying" is such a problem.


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10:43AM PST on Feb 14, 2013

THESE WOMEN ARE TALENTED, SMART AND BEAUTIFUL ! THEY BOTH HAVE FANTASTIC VOICES AND GREAT CAREERS. THE EMPHASIS ON HOW A PERSON LOOKS OR DRESSES SHOULD NOT BE SUCH A BIG DEAL AND THAT NEGATIVITY DOES NOT BELONG IN THE NEWS. THE CRITICISM IS HURTFUL AND JUST PLAIN MEAN.

10:34AM PST on Feb 14, 2013

I adore Adele. She has said in interviews that she likes her body and does not want to change. such wisdom is one so young.

3:39PM PDT on May 11, 2012

I'd rather be fat, and look like Adele or Christina than be thin. People should be concerned about their own weight, not the weight of others.

10:59AM PDT on May 10, 2012

Christina Aguilera, she is AWESOME !

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