Adele Stuns Fans in Instagram Post

A photo of Adele performing in Perth, Australia, for representational purpose.

British singer-songwriter and vocal powerhouse, Adele, has taken over trends worldwide with a new Instagram post celebrating her birthday. 

Adele took to Instagram to post a picture of her standing in a black dress, smiling from ear to ear. In the caption below the picture, she thanks her fans world over for all the birthday wishes. She wrote to her 33.8 million followers: “Thank you for the birthday love. I hope you’re all staying safe and sane during this crazy time.”

The post has garnered close to 3 million likes and 35,000 comments in just a few hours. It has also gone viral on Twitter and Facebook. The main reason for this is Adele’s new look. She really came into 2020 redefining the phrase “glow-up”. As can be seen in the picture, Adele has lost a ton of weight. Back in February, she made headlines when she was spotted at a friend’s wedding, showing off her new figure. She was even spotted having fun at the beach with Harry Styles and James Corden.

Adele and her partner Simon Konecki filed for divorce in 2019. And of course, the internet jumped to conclusions, deeming her weight loss “unhealthy” and “worrying”. She has always been very vocal about loving her body, staying true to the music and “making music for the ears, not the eyes.”

Fans, and women in particular have taken to social media to vocalise their displeasure at the celebration of the new Adele look. One fan tweeted: 

While another expressed a deeper concern: 

Adele, however, hasn’t yet made a comment about all the chatter, and is focussing on bigger things instead. She used her platform to further thank healthcare workers and frontliners for their work amid the coronavirus pandemic. In her Instagram post, she further wrote: “I’d like to thank all of our first responders and essential workers who are keeping us safe while risking their lives! you are truly our angels”. She ended the post with a cheeky little quip, saying “2020 okay bye thanks x”.