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Madonna Comes to Adele’s Defense

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Over a month ago, Karl Lagerfeld made a bitchy little comment about Adele. He said that she “has a beautiful face and a divine voice,” but “she is a little too fat.” It was pretty stupid, but he apologized and then Margaret Cho thoroughly and beautifully ripped him apart for it. It still wasn’t a cool thing to say, but it seemed like the case was closed, you know?

But hey: it’s not. Madonna wants to throw in her two cents. She wants the world to know that she too has fallen under the spell of Adele, and that she most certainly has her back:

“That’s horrible,” Madonna told Britain’s Sun tabloid. “That’s ridiculous, that’s just the most ridiculous thing I’ve ever heard.”

The pop queen went on to say that the fashionisto’s insult was made all the more insulting by the fact that Adele has never traded on her image as a singer, nor, thanks to her talent, has she needed to.

“I don’t like it when anyone 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.”

Are you listening, Karl? In the meantime, Madonna went on to offer some sage advice to the British superstar.

“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.”

Yeah, ok. Does anyone else feel like this whole thing is just Madonna trying to make everyone think that she’s not such an insufferable bitch? Like she, or more likely the people who work for her, scoured through old gossip and tried to get ideas from old movies and drew up a quick pie graph to try to figure out how to get people to really love her again? Because that’s definitely the feeling I get. Come on, “I don’t like it when anyone says anything bad about anyone,” seriously? This bitch? Is anyone honestly going to believe that for a second?

What do you guys think, has the power of Adele actually converted Madonna, or does she just need to shut her stupid mouth with this?

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  • Wow. I maintain, as I always have, that Madonna is all packaging and no content. In the 80’s, she was quite titillating, interesting and pretty packaging. But packaging nonetheless. For Madonna to say that Adele has not had to trade on her image because she has talent has her unknowingly explaining why she works so hard to uphold her own image.