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Way too thin 3 2.75%
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The ideal bodyweight 15 13.76%
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Re: Is Adele Fat?

She has a pretty face and maybe is a bit overweighted ( it doesn't look bad on her though IMO) but why is this so important? She's not a supermodel so she doesn't have to be skinny.. I just don't like her music very much.
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Re: Is Adele Fat?

Actually philmcr is a fat lazy slob who needs to grow up
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Re: Is Adele Fat?

You set fire...to the rain...
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what did I do or say?
Anyway, I quite like the girl. Comes across as very down-to-earth here.


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Re: Is Adele Fat?

Since I never watch TV and google/facebook know I hate pop culture, I had never seen pictures of her through any media source and was happy that way. I'm kind of sad that my brain now has inside it stored this useless piece of information, possibly taking the place of something remotely useful.
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Old 06.05.2016, 02:22
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Since I never watch TV and google/facebook know I hate pop culture, I had never seen pictures of her through any media source and was happy that way. I'm kind of sad that my brain now has inside it stored this useless piece of information, possibly taking the place of something remotely useful.
Life is full of schit and useless information. Suck it up mate!
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Old 06.05.2016, 08:31
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Since I never watch TV and google/facebook know I hate pop culture, I had never seen pictures of her through any media source and was happy that way. I'm kind of sad that my brain now has inside it stored this useless piece of information, possibly taking the place of something remotely useful.
Why did you open the thread?
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Old 06.05.2016, 08:45
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Since I never watch TV and google/facebook know I hate pop culture, I had never seen pictures of her through any media source and was happy that way. I'm kind of sad that my brain now has inside it stored this useless piece of information, possibly taking the place of something remotely useful.
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Old 06.05.2016, 09:18
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How is this even a thing? Why should her body size be up for discussion?

She's a singer. Her size is none of our business.

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I was just trying to stay on topic

Relax a little. Just because she's fat doesn't mean I'm judging her. I wouldn't like her music if she were skinny, either.
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I was just trying to stay on topic

Relax a little. Just because she's fat doesn't mean I'm judging her. I wouldn't like her music if she were skinny, either.
Can you expand on how discussing someone's weight is not judging them ?
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Old 06.05.2016, 09:24
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Can you expand on how discussing someone's weight is not judging them ?
If the poll was about whether or not she was skinny, would that be judging her?

What if it were about her height?

If there were a poll about whether the sky were baby blue, royal blue, cobalt blue, or just plain blue - would it be judgmental to answer? Or just a matter of observance and opinion?
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If the poll was about whether or not she was skinny, would that be judging her?

What if it were about her height?

If there were a poll about whether the sky were baby blue, royal blue, cobalt blue, or just plain blue - would it be judgmental to answer? Or just a matter of observance and opinion?

Good point, but in this case it's likely that someone would be judging talking about whether or not she's skinny. Because we tend to judge in these sort of assessments.

Sky color, not so much.
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Can you expand on how discussing someone's weight is not judging them ?
Lol, are people not allowed to judge her or what...is Adele some sort of super-human? Everybody who gets out in public is judged...in one way or another. But her weight has nothing to do with music, agree on that.
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Lol, are people not allowed to judge her or what...is Adele some sort of super-human? Everybody who gets out in public is judged...in one way or another. But her weight has nothing to do with music, agree on that.

Not at all. But nobody needs to make moral judgements based on appearance.
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Not at all. But nobody needs to make moral judgements based on appearance.
I haven't read every reply but I suppose people didn't make moral judgements based on her appearance...something along the line "She is fat so she must be *insert insult*". I can't figure why OP has started this thread, probably just to stir up a bit, knowing how everyone will jump up in their arms to protect their symbol. Or a childish attempt to discuss aesthetics? :roll eyes:

Anyway, if you want to discuss her as a singer or about her music you don't even have to know how Adele looks like because everyone listens to radio ...For me is a huge disappointment. I can't understand for the life of me why is she such a big success, that's all.
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Old 06.05.2016, 10:19
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If the poll was about whether or not she was skinny, would that be judging her?

What if it were about her height?

If there were a poll about whether the sky were baby blue, royal blue, cobalt blue, or just plain blue - would it be judgmental to answer? Or just a matter of observance and opinion?
You made a judgement on her voice. As she's a singer, I have no problem with that.

All those other things? They're irrelevant.
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Old 06.05.2016, 10:23
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You made a judgement on her voice. As she's a singer, I have no problem with that.

All those other things? They're irrelevant.
Lol, but the thread is about her being fat or not. You should delete this thread then, do it. This way Adele's reputation/image will be safe.
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Not at all. But nobody needs to make moral judgements based on appearance.
It's human nature to judge people on appearance, whether we like it or not. Your appearance, and how that is perceived, is one of the biggest ways we transmit information about ourselves.

Moral judgements should only be made when someone holds themselves up as some kind of moral icon or superior. Political leaders, religious leaders, etc...I'll happily make moral judgements on them because they claim a position in society where we expect them to be held accountable for their actions.

Personally, I'm not a fan of female singers as a whole. Hated the likes of Annie Lennox and Enya, because none of them had the soulful intensity of Billie Holiday and Lena Horne, but loved the sheer balls of Chrissie Hynde. Thankfully, we've had a crop of excellent female singer / songwriters over the last decade or so. I got into Amy Winehouse early on, then Melody Gardot and Adele when she released 'Counting Pavements'. Her live performance of 'Someone Like You' at the 2011 Brit Awards was pivotal. The hairs on the back of my neck stood up, my facebook newsfeed was full of friends saying "Wow!!" and it was the talk of the office the following day.

What I will say about Adele's appearance is that she's being dressed much, much older than her age. If she's happy with that, then fine, but I'd like to see her looking her age.

Just to finish, my close friend is an excellent rock musician and not a particular fan of Adele or her genre. He took his wife to watch Adele on two consecutive nights last month in London (under some duress) and told me she's the best female vocalist he's ever heard. I never expected him to say that.
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You made a judgement on her voice. As she's a singer, I have no problem with that.

All those other things? They're irrelevant.
Irrelevant to her singing, yes. Relevant to other topics of discussion? Perhaps, if you're having a discussion on how celebrities function as role models and kids see that it's ok to be fat and therefore increase the costs of healthcare in the long run... blah. Relevant to that maybe, interesting to me not so much.

As for whether she's fat or not, that's (more or less) a fact. There are scales to judge such things (e.g. BMI, for all its flaws) and saying "she is fat" has nothing to do with any "moral" judgement as implied by another poster (until we get to the part where people start saying "it's not ok to be fat" - which I agree with, but is a moral judgement and is different from "she is fat").

She's overweight, and not talking about it won't change it. So am I (albeit not by much these days), and I expect many of the keyboard warriors on this forum. For whatever reason, this interests some people. If it doesn't interest you (today marks the first time I clicked into this thread), then move on.
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The thread came about as Phil had run out of kitchen timers to dismantle. That or he is reeling from the Coop Novartis branch being closed yesterday.

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You made a judgement on her voice. As she's a singer, I have no problem with that.

All those other things? They're irrelevant.
This thread is about Adele being fat or not; please stay on topic.
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