Lady Gaga has been pretty outspoken about her recent weight gain, and we’re on her side of things. However, in a recent interview with Stylist mag, she made an offhand remark about Adele, which didn’t quite sit well with us.
In a wide-ranging interview, Gaga discussed getting in character through makeup and fashion, feminism, and her “Body Revolution” initiative. She also opened up about how the media pounced on her weight gain, which prompted her to start the initiative to encourage people to embrace their flaws:
“I was acutely aware of some photos on the internet – my mum called me and was like, ‘Did you gain weight?’ – everybody was telling me about it, and I didn’t really care. But when I heard it was on the news, where they talk about wars, the economy crashing and the election – I just thought, ‘This is f*cking ridiculous.’ I mean, what kind of example is that to a young girl sitting at home? I thought, well I don’t really care if they think I’m fat, because, quite honestly, I did gain about 30 pounds. Adele is bigger than me, how come nobody says anything about it? She’s so wonderful and I think her confidence is something I have to match. She has set the bar very high for a lot of woman[sic]. I need to be a confident woman and just say politically active things when I can that are helpful to young people.”