Adele Talks Weight Loss, Body Objectification

“My body’s been objectified my entire career. It’s not just now.”

Adele talked about the public reaction to her body in a new Vogue cover story.

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Last year, images of Adele at her birthday went viral and sparked a ton of discussion surrounding her weight loss and body — despite the singer herself saying nothing of it.

Now, speaking to Vogue, Adele said, “My body’s been objectified my entire career. It’s not just now.”

“I understand why it’s a shock. I understand why some women especially were hurt. Visually I represented a lot of women. But I’m still the same person,” she continued. “The most brutal conversations were being had by other women about my body. I was very fucking disappointed with that. That hurt my feelings.”

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Adele explained how her gym habits were shaped by the difficult year where she was going through her divorce with former husband Simon Konecki, saying, “I realized that when I was working out, I didn’t have any anxiety. It was never about losing weight.”

“It became my time. I thought, If I can make my body physically strong, and I can feel that and see that, then maybe one day I can make my emotions and my mind physically strong.”

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Alongside the gym, Adele also discussed her journey with therapy to better her mental health. “It was a lot of sound baths. It was a lot of meditation. It was a lot of therapy. And a lot of time spent on my own,” she added.

You can read the full interview here.

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