Madonna hasn’t always been so kind to younger female singers, recently saying that Lady Gaga is “reductive”. But this venom doesn’t extend to Adele, who she's defended after fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld made mean remarks about her weight.
Madge said: “That’s horrible. That’s ridiculous. That’s just the most ridiculous thing I’ve ever heard…”
Speaking to The Sun, she added: “Adele’s a great talent and how much she weighs has nothing to do with it.”
She also offered the 23-year-old some advice about how to handle haters: “The thing for Adele to remember is at the end of the day, whether you rise or fall, it has so much to do with how you sustain yourself and keep your integrity and inner strength.”
Yes, and it's probably easier to have "inner strength" when fashion bigwigs aren't saying cruel things about you.
Chanel overlord Lagerfeld made the snarky comments earlier last month, when he guest edited French paper Metro.
When asked about female pop stars, he replied: “The thing at the moment is Adele. She is a little too fat, but she has a beautiful face and a divine voice.”
Adele hit back, saying: “I’ve never wanted to look like models on the cover of magazines. I represent the majority of women and I’m very proud of that.”
And Karl backtracked, saying that his words were taken out of context and he was just trying to give a compliment: “Adele is my favourite singer and I am a great admirer of her.”
Now that the Queen of Pop’s stuck her oar in, maybe this argument can be buried and Adele can get on with doing her thing - looking and sounding fantastic? Fingers crossed!