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7,015 hits 2.2 (5 votes) Share Favorite | Flag 10 years ago by jealousblues

Do you think people like Adele more because she is fat?
(and people feel better about themselves because of it?)


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10 yrs ago, 7 mos ago - Friday 2/17/12 - 4:50:12 PM EST (GMT-5)
On Friday 2/17/12 - 4:24:22 PM jealousblues wrote:
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It doesn't strike me as much different from how male artists are often portrayed on album covers/promo stuff, e.g.:







As much as I can remember, more female serious artists (e.g. Alanis Morisette, Sarah McLachlan, Tracy Chapman) are also often portrayed similarly. On their stuff. Seems women can't win if using their appearance as a selling point undermines their ability, but not using it means they've got something to hide.
10 yrs ago, 7 mos ago - Friday 2/17/12 - 4:52:07 PM EST (GMT-5)
I don't think it's too surprising that people get funny about comments about a female artist who, in an industry many object to for their marketing based on appearance (and particularly their portrayal of females), is successful for her 'talent'/in spite of her image.

That and defensive fans are defensive, as shown any time someone makes an off-colour Michael Jackson comment.

(For the record, I'm not an Adele fan. And I don't know what her weight/health status actually is, but whilst she certainly isn't a thin girl, I wouldn't really call her obese from recent pictures I've seen.)
10 yrs ago, 7 mos ago - Friday 2/17/12 - 5:00:55 PM EST (GMT-5)
I like Adele. After Mark Duggan, she's probably the most influential person to come out of Tottenham in years.
10 yrs ago, 7 mos ago - Friday 2/17/12 - 5:14:54 PM EST (GMT-5)
Adele is not fat. she's pretty normal, dammit!
10 yrs ago, 7 mos ago - Friday 2/17/12 - 5:45:59 PM EST (GMT-5)
she eats too many pies, Sander!
10 yrs ago, 7 mos ago - Friday 2/17/12 - 6:06:03 PM EST (GMT-5)
I think people like Griffin of the Gargoyles

because he's fat
huh huh HIHH
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10 yrs ago, 7 mos ago - Friday 2/17/12 - 6:09:56 PM EST (GMT-5)
especially the guitar player!
10 yrs ago, 7 mos ago - Friday 2/17/12 - 6:13:15 PM EST (GMT-5)
Why are citizens of the most obese nation in the world so eager to label people 'fat'?
10 yrs ago, 7 mos ago - Friday 2/17/12 - 7:41:26 PM EST (GMT-5)
Experience
10 yrs ago, 7 mos ago - Saturday 2/18/12 - 11:59:34 PM EST (GMT-5)
That is so stupid. She has an amazing talent and voice. Why would people like her more because of her weight ?
10 yrs ago, 7 mos ago - Sunday 2/19/12 - 12:00:52 AM EST (GMT-5)
same reason people think black singers are better
10 yrs ago, 7 mos ago - Sunday 2/19/12 - 12:19:39 AM EST (GMT-5)
JB, have you been on a bender or something?

There is nothing about these threads that doesn't scream "drunk"
10 yrs ago, 7 mos ago - Sunday 2/19/12 - 12:39:37 AM EST (GMT-5)
im sorry for that one time in gym class when I did that thing with the duct tape. I really learned my lesson in detention
10 yrs ago, 7 mos ago - Tuesday 2/21/12 - 3:13:15 PM EST (GMT-5)
We'll soon see, jb. Cuz she ain't fat no mo'.


10 yrs ago, 7 mos ago - Tuesday 2/21/12 - 3:16:39 PM EST (GMT-5)
You cut it out now JB or I will cut you bro!
10 yrs ago, 7 mos ago - Tuesday 2/21/12 - 10:29:41 PM EST (GMT-5)


isnt she majestic?

and so well tempered
10 yrs ago, 7 mos ago - Wednesday 2/22/12 - 12:41:11 AM EST (GMT-5)
Seriously, what the f-ck JB?
10 yrs ago, 7 mos ago - Wednesday 2/22/12 - 1:56:51 AM EST (GMT-5)
She reminds me of my ex. Namely the passive-aggressive whiny messages she posted on FB when we broke up. ADELE. STOP GIVING FAT CHICKS AMMUNITION. Right now.
10 yrs ago, 7 mos ago - Wednesday 2/22/12 - 1:57:44 AM EST (GMT-5)
On Sunday 2/19/12 - 12:39:37 AM jealousblues wrote:
im sorry for that one time in gym class when I did that thing with the duct tape. I really learned my lesson in detention

Did you tape the hairy guy's buns together?
10 yrs ago, 7 mos ago - Wednesday 2/22/12 - 2:17:29 AM EST (GMT-5)
On Sunday 2/19/12 - 12:39:37 AM jealousblues wrote:
im sorry for that one time in gym class when I did that thing with the duct tape. I really learned my lesson in detention
On Wednesday 2/22/12 - 1:57:44 AM lone_justice wrote:
Did you tape the hairy guy's buns together?


Imagine his shame when he had to tell his parents?
10 yrs ago, 7 mos ago - Wednesday 2/22/12 - 5:30:22 PM EST (GMT-5)
Jesus f-cking christ. Get the f-ck over it.
10 yrs ago, 4 mos ago - Wednesday 5/9/12 - 2:16:20 PM EST (GMT-5)
On Thursday 2/16/12 - 11:13:42 PM jealousblues wrote:
God heaven forbid you make a fat Adele joke, people will freak the drat out. (she has pooty music too)

She sings better than you ever could.
8 yrs ago, 11 mos ago - Saturday 11/2/13 - 11:14:43 PM EST (GMT-5)
I hear Griffin and the Gargoyles really like hamburgers
6 yrs ago, 6 mos ago - Sunday 3/27/16 - 8:21:29 PM EST (GMT-5)
I think people like her because she sings what everyone else is merely thinking.

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