Our weigh or the highway! Like Adele, I copped fat flak for ...


Our weigh or the highway! Like Adele, I copped fat flak for slimming

The overweight can feel damned if they do, damned if they don’t by the body positivity movement

Flic Everett

Losing more than 44kg is equivalent to shedding an entire person. In finally setting them down, you might imagine you’d feel free, happy and unburdened. But if you’re world-famous singer Adele, it seems, your astonishing weight loss is a sign that you’ve “sold out”, “fallen for the lies of the diet industry” and “given into misogynist messaging about body shape”.

For every “you go, girl!” message in response to this week’s picture of the 32-year-old resembling a miniskirted 60s icon, there’s been a disappointed grumble.

The millennial-led body positivity movement loved Adele for being a larger woman in the spotlight. In an age when not accepting yourself, at any size, is viewed as an irresponsible, unfeminist act, Adele has been both brave and determined to diet and exercise her way to the body she wanted...

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