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Media Focus On Adele's Weight Loss In Christmas Party Photos Sparks Debate About Body Image

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2019 found big changes for Adele in her personal life.

After marrying her longtime partner whom she met in 2011, Adele announced in 2016 that she was a "stay at home mum" to their son.

With her last album coming out in 2015, it seemed true.


But in April 2019 her separation from husband Simon Konecki was confirmed and in September divorce papers were filed. Then came the rumors of an Adele "glow-up."

In October, the rumors were confirmed when a noticeably slimmer Adele was photographed at rapper Drake's birthday party and featured in one of the slideshows posted by photographer Theo Skudra and posted on her own Instagram.


But now the singer looks even slimmer in a pair of photos she posted for the holidays.

Adele posed with a Jim Careyesque Grinch...

...and the Jolly Old Elf himself, Santa Claus.

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Plenty of famous friends and famous fans commented on Adele's new look.

Like Teen Wolf, American Horror Story and Arrow alum Colton Haynes...

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...music executive Merck Mercuriadis...

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...actress Zoe Saldana...

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...hair guru Glen Coco...

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...model and actor Rudy Bundini...

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...gossip blogger Perez Hilton...

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...film director Lauren Parsekian Paul...

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...drag queen and Drag Race alum Detox...

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...Jersey Shore alum J-Woww...

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...Ellen Show contributor and YouTuber Kalen Allen...

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...clothing brand Lulus...

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...and supermodel Naomi Campbell.

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While most of Adele's fans had praise for her new look with many referring to a post-divorce glow-up...

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...some fans were not exactly embracing the new look.

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But the media attention and the debate about Adele's appearance drew criticism on social media.

Actress and body positivity advocate Jameela Jamil commented on Twitter:

"Adele was beautiful before. Is beautiful now. Will be beautiful WHATEVERTHEF**K weight she will be in the future."
"The weight of a global icon trending is a sign there is still work to do in how we value women in 2020. Being thinner doesn't add to her value. She was born 💯"

Others addressed the phrasing of headlines in October and in December where things like "flaunts her weight loss" were used to describe party snaps.










But some people just want a new album.

So far there is a 19, 21 and 25.

Is there secretly a 30 album recorded last year and set to release or will the world have to wait for 33 or 35 or 38 or...?

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