Monday, March 5, 2012

The Woman Behind "ADELE"

As a big Adele fan, it disappoints me that magazines and tabloids spend so much time labeling her and dismantling her image as a positive role model for young people. Adele has been very vocal about her comfort with her looks and wanting to make good music instead of changing her appearance to make someone else happy. This is such an empowering message amidst the barrage of teen icons that do not wear underwear (Thanks for that one, Britney!) or become hyper-sexualized at a young age (Christina Aguilera, Mandy Moore, and list goes on...). 
Adele was recently featured on the cover of Vogue magazine. Let's just take a moment to point out that the woman on this cover vaguely resembles Adele (but, that's another issue entirely!) I found the article initially on a different website, and it focused entirely on Adele's comments that she was finished being a "bitter witch" and "loved sex and cooking for a man." After reading the entire interview on Vogue's website, it's clear that certain websites were using selective attention to portray Adele as angry and man-hating. This is an uncomfortable position Alanis Morissette and Kelly Clarkson can understand. So, apparently women are supposed to be cheery and happy all of the time but if they express anger towards their exes, they're crazy or bitter? 

While I often disagree with the messages in "Sex and the City", this scene captures exactly what I'm talking about.

I question: who is ADELE? And to be honest, I don't care because I love her music. And shouldn't that be what matters?

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