Headlines like “Adele Shows Off Amazing Figure In Tight Black Mini” plagued the internet not long after she posted her picture. Most Twitter users were quick to clap back.
Instead of commenting on her body figure, fans chose to celebrate Adele’s birthday by pointing out her accomplishments, like that she’s a multi-Grammy-Award-winning singer.
“Maybe people could stop acting like Adele’s weight loss is her greatest achievement? I mean…,” Twitter user @Sim0nemurphy wrote in a caption for a screen recording of a scroll through the literal hundreds of awards that Adele has won and been nominated for.
The singer hasn’t posted a picture since December 2019. She’s been pretty absent from social media since her divorce in April 2019. At that time, she said she was going to spend a year, “all on myself.”
In the last year or so, every time she sporadically posts a picture, the singer prompts a flurry of discussion about how great she looks. That’s usually followed by pushback from fans who say she’s always looked great and that we shouldn’t celebrate celebrities only when they lose weight. Today’s photo was no different.
“Adele was literally always beautiful, like genuinely stunning? Pls guys learn how to not be weirdos,” Twitter user @BeeBabs wrote.
Adele used the Instagram post on her birthday to thank essential workers during the coronavirus.
“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,” she wrote.
*First Published: May 6, 2020, 8:30 am
Sierra Juarez is a freelance journalist and fact-checker based in Mexico. She most enjoys writing about human rights and politics and working in audience engagement. Her work has appeared in the Texas Tribune, the Austin American–Statesman, and the San Antonio Current.