A few weeks ago, television host/bigmouth Joan Rivers caused more controversy than usual when she commented on Adele’s weight during an interview with David Letterman.
One of the most memorable quotes from the interview was when Rivers quipped, “What is her song? Rolling in The Deep? She should add fried chicken!”
Classic Joan. And what’s even more classy? She won’t apologize. In fact, in a recent interview with The Huffington Post, Rivers said, “She’s a chubby lady who’s very, very rich, and she should just calm down — or lose weight!”
“Adele is beautiful and successful,” Rivers added. “Let’s face reality: she’s fat!” If you are familiar with Rivers’ “work,” these incendiary comments should come as no surprise.
Rivers is not the first to comment on Adele’s weight. Lady Gaga already went there in a Stylist interview in November 2011, saying “Adele is bigger than me, how come nobody says anything about it?” Gaga asked. “She’s so wonderful and I think her confidence is something I have to match. She has set the bar very high for a lot of woman. I need to be a confident woman and just say politically active things when I can that are helpful to young people.”
I’m sure Adele cares as she stares at her Grammy, Golden Globe and Oscar.