PUBLIC OPINION > Adele Is Beautiful Just the Way She Is
Living 2012/02/08 22:44:06
Karl Lagerfeld, the German fashion designer helming Chanel and Fendi, made a controversial comment about Grammy-winning singer Adele in an interview with New York Metro recently. He said, "The thing at the moment is Adele. She is a little too fat, but she has a beautiful face and a divine voice." Is that supposed to be a compliment or...? Do we really need to reinforce the body image standards set by the media? We asked SodaHeads if they agreed with Lagerfeld.
Karl Lagerfeld Calls Adele 'a Little Too Fat': Agree or Disagree?
76% Think She's Fine the Way She Is
Just as we suspected. Adele might not be the slimmest singer on stage, but she frequently receives praise for her appearance, and there's no reason for Lagerfeld to suggest otherwise, as if it was an objective statement. The funny thing is, Lagerfeld was 100 pounds heavier in 2001, before he embarked on a 13-month diet. One commenter pointed out that Adele has addressed the issue before. She's been quoted as saying, "I love food and hate exercise. I don’t have time to work out ... I don’t want to be on the cover of Playboy or Vogue. I want to be on the cover of Rolling Stone or Q. I’m not a trend-setter ... I’m a singer ... I’d rather weigh a ton and make an amazing album then look like Nicole Richie and do a s--- album. My aim in life is never to be skinny."
Men Are More Likely to Judge
The gender demographic was interesting. While fewer than a fifth of women think Adele is "a little too fat," more than a third of men agreed. That suggests men actually do prefer their women to be a little thinner, while women would prefer to be accepted as they are. This might be a little disheartening to women, but keep in mind 64% of men were still okay with Adele's weight.
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Though not as pronounced as difference in the male-female demographic, weight did play a part. Voters who identified themselves as skinny, slender, or athletic were nearly twice as likely to agree with Lagerfeld's sentiment than "average" voters or voters with "love handles."
Teens Are More Tolerant
We were surprised to find that age had a significant correlation with the results, as well. Over the age of 55, a whopping 40% agreed with Lagerfeld's statement, but that number dropped with younger voters. Only 23% of teens agreed -- nearly half that of older voters.
If you'd like to vote on this question, dig deeper into the demographics, or engage in existing discussion about the topic, visit our original poll about Adele's weight. We'd love to hear from you!
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