Usually, it’s Adele’s vocals that dominate conversation about the British singer. But in February 2012, her physique became Topic A when Karl Lagerfeld told Europe’s Metro newspaper: “She is a little too fat.” The comment sparked outrage and an apology from Lagerfeld.
With high-profile critics, how did Adele herself feel about her figure? When Anderson Cooper interviewed the star for a 60 Minutes profile back in 2012, Adele said she rarely thinks about her body image and feels no pressure to be a “skinny-mini” or wear revealing, hyper-sexual clothing.
“Even if I did have, you know, a ‘Sports Illustrated’ body, I’d still wear elegant clothes,” she said. Adele offers more of her philosophy on body image in the video player above.
This video was originally published on February 12, 2012.