Plus-Sized Women Are Furious at Adele's Weight Loss Response | 22 Words

Even after Adele's former trainer rushed to defend her, Adele isn't receiving much of a positive response to the birthday photograph she posted a few days ago. Now, plus-sized women are bringing important issues out into the limelight in order to help people understand some important facts.


This week, Adele shocked the world.

To commemorate her thirty-second birthday, the British singer shared a rare Instagram photo that showed off her remarkable weight loss.

And she looks incredible.

Adele has had a long journey with her weight-loss, and most people were delighted to see her transformation, and were quick to shower her with compliments.

But let's start from the beginning.

Regardless of her appearance, the London-born singer has been an unstoppable force in the music scene for the past decade.

All her albums have been hugely successful.

19, along with her second follow-up album 21 earned her immense critical praise, and the success of both the albums cemented her firmly in the industry.

And things only went up from there...

After taking a break to focus on her personal life in 2012, Adele returned back to the scene with her sensational hit "Hello."

And that became the song of the year in 2015.

Shortly after, she released her next album, 25, which featured iconic songs such as "Send My Love (To Your New Lover)." If you haven't listened to that album, please do yourself a favor and add it to your playlist. You will not be disappointed.

Now, the singer has sold millions of songs worldwide.

Her list of achievements is outstanding, to say the least. Adele has fifteen Grammys as well as an Oscar tucked nicely under her belt and the list is expected to grow as rumors of her next album have sparked fans interest.

But there's another reason fans can't get enough of Adele.

She has a truly infectiously hilarious personality. If you're looking for a down-to-earth star, Adele is it.

She is known for staying true to herself.

And, in the last year, fans have been noticing a dramatic change in her appearance.

Adele has always been gorgeous, but she always been open about how she wasn't happy with her body...

And that's fine. Everyone's allowed to have their personal goals about what they want to look like. It doesn't take anything away from her amazing talent as a singer.

But, in the last year, Adele has reportedly been working hard to lose weight.

The pop icon has had a long battle with her weight, but this last year, she has really been driven to lose the pounds for good.

Adele is also known for being quiet on Instagram...

And the star is rarely very active on social media.

In fact, it's rare if we get a sighting of her at all.

Which is why her most recent post has shocked fans to their core.

Now, in the last couple of months, we have all noticed a slight change in the singer's appearance...

She is quite visibly losing weight, but her most recent update is the most eye-opening of them all.

Adele has just celebrated her thirty-second birthday...

And we must say, she is looking better than ever.

Fans are living for her new look...

And many have even begun asking if a new album is in the works... Which we are also hoping for, by the way.

It has truly blown our minds...

Brace yourselves, you're going to be truly shocked.

Here is the infamous and very beautiful photo.

Adele looks completely unrecognizable, yet completely amazing in her latest snap, where she dons a figure-hugging black mini-dress. She captioned the post with: "Thank you for the birthday love. 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."

Obviously, people have been going wild about her shock transformation.

And the photo quickly went viral, with millions of people showering the singer in compliments and praise for her incredible achievement.

But others haven't been so kind.

Some spiteful Twitter users have been claiming that Adele's weight-loss is a bad thing, that we "bullied" her into it, and that she looks "sick."

People have been truly resentful about her weight loss.

It seems that some people just can't stand the idea of a woman wanting to change her body in a healthy way.

Many seem to think that Adele has only lost the weight to fit societal standards...

God forbid she would ever lose weight because she wanted to.

But now, someone close to Adele and her weight loss journey has spoken out...

And he has completely shut down all of these spiteful haters.

Pete Geracimo is Adele's former personal trainer.

The London-based Geracimo used to coach Adele through her weight loss journey, and he has some strong words for those who have been criticizing her.

He finds the negativity "disheartening."

Writing on Instagram, he began: "As Adele's former London-based personal trainer, it's disheartening to read the negative commentary and fat-phobic accusations questioning the genuineness of her amazing weight loss."

He has stressed that Adele does things her way.

"In my personal experience of working with her through many highs and lows, she always marched to the beat of her own drum on her own terms. She never undermined her God-given talent in any way. She let her incredible voice do the talking, or should I say singing!"

And he explained that, for Adele, her goal was never to lose weight...

Her goal was to be healthy. "When Adele and I started our journey together, it was never about getting super skinny. It was about getting her healthy. Especially post-pregnancy and post-surgery. When 25 dropped and the tour announced, we had to get ready for a thirteen-month gruelling schedule. In that time, she warmed to training and made better food choices. As a result, she lost considerable weight and people took notice."

And she isn't losing weight to live up to society's standards...

Geracimo continued: "She embraced better eating habits and committed to her fitness and 'is sweating'! I could not be prouder or happier for her! This metamorphosis is not for album sales, publicity or to be a role model. She is doing it for herself and for [her son] Angelo."

And the trainer could not be happier for her.

"My hope is that people appreciate the hard work that Adele has done to improve herself for the benefit to her and her family only," Geracimo wrote as he wrapped up his message. "She did not lose the weight to make others feel bad about themselves. This personal transformation has nothing to do with me or you. It's about Adele and how she wants to live her life. She has not changed from the Adele we grew up with and have loved. There is just a little less of her to go around."

But even despite this, some people are still bothered by what they are seeing.

Haley Stewart is a promoter of body confidence online and she has described the response to Adele's new body as an issue she will not be quiet about.

In a post for Metro, she described her feelings, saying this:

"A second [after Adele's post] I was drowning in an ocean of slim Adele pics," she wrote. "Many of them posted next to pictures of her taken 10 years ago, when she looked a lot more like me. The message was clear: ‘This is important. She’s a better woman now. She’s more beautiful now. She’s healthier now.'"

She also emphasized that "diet culture" is dangerous.

"...I will not be quiet about body and beauty standards that continue to disproportionately adversely affect women (I cannot think of a single man who has ever had anything like this response to changes in his body). I have carefully curated a safe space online and I know that many of the people who follow me and I am following have a shared understanding of diet culture and its dangers."

"They accused me of jealousy and being ‘butt hurt’."

Lots of people decided to message Haley and accuse her of spreading hate, saying that she was jealous of not being able to achieve Adele's body. A disgustingly low blow. "And this is why people in marginalized bodies so often feel forced into silence. Because the overwhelming, publicly accepted narrative is that we are wrong. Our bodies are wrong. And us challenging this idea is immediately met with all kinds of abuse."

And she ended her take on the issue with a simple but effective line.

"Even if you’re the most successful and talented musician of a generation – you’re still worth a bit more when you’re smaller."

Regardless of all the hubbub online...

Adele, you are, and always have been, amazing. For more inspiring weight loss stories, keep scrolling...