Madonna: ‘Karl Lagerfeld’s ‘fat Adele’ comments are ridiculous’

Queen of Pop says fashion designer's comments are 'horrible'

Madonna has described fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld‘s comments about Adele being “fat” as “ridiculous”.

Lagerfeld, who is head of the fashion house at Chanel, caused controversy last month when he said that the ’21’ singer had a “divine voice” but was a “little too fat” (February 7).

He subsequently apologized for his comments by insisting that his remarks had been taken out of context and claiming that Adele was his “favourite singer” but, in an interview with the Sun, Madonna has now taken the celebrated designer to task.


The Queen of Pop – who will release her new studio album ‘MDNA’ on March 26 – said:

That’s horrible. That’s ridiculous, that’s just the most ridiculous thing I’ve ever heard.

She went on to add: “I don’t like it when anybody says anything bad about anyone – I don’t like it. Adele’s a great talent and how much she weighs has nothing to do with it.

“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 your inner strength. It is all about who you surround yourself with – friends and people who really do care about you, and care about your well-being beyond being a superstar. That’s the most important thing.”

Last week (March 8), Madonna previewed a new track from ‘MDNA’ titled ‘Love Spent’. You can listen to the track by scrolling down to the bottom of the page and clicking below. ‘MDNA’, which will be her 12th studio album, is the follow-up to 2008’s ‘Hard Candy’.

The singer is set to play shows at London’s Hyde Park on July 17 and Edinburgh’s Murrayfield Stadium on July 21. The dates are part of a full world tour, which kicks off on May 29 in Tel Aviv and runs until November 17, when the singer will perform in Atlanta, Georgia.


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