Wednesday 8 February 2012, 10:25 | By CMU Editorial
Chanel man thinks Adele is fat, Dave Grohl thinks she’s brilliant
German fashion designer and Chanel Creative Director Karl Lagerfeld is feeling the wrath of Adele’s fans after saying the chart topping singer is “a little too fat”.
The remark actually came during a discussion about Lana Del Rey, with the 78 year old designer revealing he preferred Adele or Florence Welch’s music, but that del Ray was beautiful in her photos, and “looks very much like a modern-time singer”.
Back on Adele 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”, leading to much outrage on Twitter, obviously.
Adele herself is unlikely to be that bothered what a 78 year old man thinks, of course, and besides, she has super-fan Dave Grohl to stick up for her. Saying he was pleased to be included in the same category as Ms Adkins at the Grammys, the Foo Fighters frontman told the Associated Press that Adele’s success pleased him greatly, possibly implying he was pleased the singer had sold so many records despite not being your stereotypical pop star.
Said Grohl: “I think she gives us all hope. She’s made an incredible record, and she’s an incredibly talented artist, so maybe it is true that the cream actually rises to the top. There’s a reason why that record is so fucking huge. It’s good. It’s inspiring when something legitimate gets recognized for what it is. It’s such a cliché, but it’s a huge achievement to be nominated”.