This week, the British singer Adele took the internet by storm after showing off her drastic transformation on Instagram.
The Grammy-winning artist took to social media on her birthday and flaunted a toned figure in a little black dress and matching heels.
"Thank you for the birthday love," the Hello songstress captioned the much-talked-about picture.
"I hope you’re all staying safe and sane during this crazy time. I’d like to thank all of our first responders and essential workers who are keeping us safe while risking their lives! You are truly our angels. 2020 okay bye thanks x” she captioned the post."
Soon after the picture went viral, many shared their sentiments on her weight loss. Some called it post-breakup revenge glow, others called it stunning.
Either way, here's how the internet reacted:
Some gushed over the new look:
I really thought Adele was Margot Robbie. She’s looking good. pic.twitter.com/RT7lOftV4O— Eddie Valentine (@Thrash_Minded) May 7, 2020
Others felt she was always successful and brilliant, so her weight loss doesn't change much about her.
There’s no old Adele, there’s no new Adele, there’s just Adele!— Faizal Hamssin (@faizalhamssin) May 7, 2020
As long as she’s happy with her physical transformation, that’s all that matters.
Losing weight is an arduous journey, it’s not easy, but if it does make people feel good, we should support them. https://t.co/tME3kKVbrF
adele been fine, idk why people think bc she lost some weight it makes her “finally pretty” y’all trippin fr— yung chente 🌱⚡️ (@yungchente97) May 7, 2020
Loved Adele then, love Adele now.— J. (@ForgotAboutJay_) May 7, 2020
Can we please not celebrate Adele for losing weight like it’s the ultimate achievement? The news articles & tweets are disgusting 😬— Katie Meehan (@_katiemeehan) May 6, 2020
Some believed there is more to the story:
I’ve got to be honest. I’m not sure all the talk about Adele and her weight loss is a good thing. I think maybe it’s really twisted. 💔— Garbage (@garbage) May 7, 2020
Thick Adele > Skinny Adele— Long Rod Todd 🎣 (@inglorious_one_) May 7, 2020
But that being said. Big respect, the hard work, dedication & mental fortitude required to lose that amount of weight is crazy. Not many women would be able to do that. pic.twitter.com/uUL0hMflrN
And then there were some more honest comments:
Adele’s transformation is really speaking to me. I won’t be eating healthy or exercising regularly but it’s speaking to me.— Caroline (@shutupcaroliine) May 7, 2020
I hope skinny Adele sings like fat Adele. Because BABY I need to feel something pic.twitter.com/kGHJhviUnW— K E N N (@kennethbanksxs) May 7, 2020
Who cares what Adele looks like? She sounds like a celestial lounge singer of the heavens and cackles at her own jokes. She is THE best. #adele— Jaz Moore (@jazmoore) May 7, 2020
Adele looks incredible and have always looked incredible and carries herself with grace!! Periodt 👏🏽 Her beautiful voice and birthday message should be making headlines more than her physical appearance 😫😖Happy Birthday Adele! Thanks for calling attention to #NationalNursesDay pic.twitter.com/s1jaIvmZ7I— RoseHeart (@HeartandSoulRis) May 7, 2020
Let's just not forget that Adele - before and after her weight loss - has always been incredible. The singer has won 15 Grammy awards and holds several records for most-sold albums.
The weight loss might have been another feather in her cap, but it certainly isn't 'the achievement she's yearned for,' or with her stature - ever really needed.
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