Barf barf barf barf. My boss Koalani says that I can’t just write “barf” a thousand times for my articles when they deal with a topic I find unpleasant, so this article will be my attempt at discussing Adele‘s POST BABY BODY that made its debut at The Golden Globes last night without just writing the word barf over and over again. Barf.
So as we all know, Adele gave birth to a baby boy and she is very secretive about him which I find sweet and lovely and it’s really how it should be. I hate the whole pimping babies out for press bullshit and the amazingly boring conversations that dominate celebrity motherhood, how much weight a woman has or hasn’t gained, how her post-baby body looks when she is finally seen in public, blah blah barf blah. Adele won a Golden Globe last night for the theme to the new James Bond movie Skyfall, and her acceptance speech was funny and adorable and she thanked her boyfriend Simon Konecki and her “lovely son. ” When asked about the song before the ceremony Adele was quoted on the red carpet as saying:
‘I got the script a long time ago and it took me quite a while for them to convince me.’
She added: ‘It’s a big responsibility.’
The usually very private star opened up about becoming a parent, saying: ‘Motherhood is lovely, I’m really enjoying it.’
However, asked to reveal the name of her little boy backstage, Adele politely declined, adding: ‘It’s very personal.’
And ya know what else should be personal? Adele’s post-baby body. But as a celebrity, it’s not, so everyone and their mother and their dog now gets to comment on Adele’s post baby body. And you know what? Her body is fine. It’s lovely. She looked amazingly gorgeous in a dress by Burberry and jewels by Cartier and her hair was in a very chic updo and she looked glowing, and I know that is a total new-mom cliche but she did. The truth of the matter is, no matter what she weighs or how she looks Adele has more talent in her little finger than any of us can ever hope to have.
Other than her little quips about paying her tax bill, Adele seems like a lovely person inside and out and I’m so fed up with the celebrity post baby body obsession, no matter who the celebrity is. It just seems even more of an offensive conversation to have because when a perfectly normally sized woman like Adele has a baby, it seems that even more attention is focused on how her body looks after pregnancy. Because even though the majority of us know Adele was never not normal to begin with, because she isn’t a size 0 she was always seen as being different in the eyes of the media. Barf.
I just wish we could focus less on how her post baby body looks and more on far more interesting matters, like how her post baby nursery looks.