Karl Lagerfeld has apologized to Adele for calling the singer a little too fat earlier this week, saying he understands the pressure that comes with being under the media spotlight.
But Adele, the British import who launched to stardom with hit songs like Someone Like You and Rolling In The Deep, brushed off both Lagerfeld's original remarks and his apology, saying she's proud to represent the majority of women.
'I am your biggest admirer.'
Designer Kurt Lagerfeld got into hot water on Tuesday when he was a guest editor for Metro.
The thing at the moment is Adele, Lagerfeld said. She is a little too fat, but she has a beautiful face and a divine voice.
Adele fans and Twitter users tore into Lagerfeld the moment his comments were published.
Karl Lagerfeld says Adele is fat, one poster fumed. He's either jealous of her tremendous talent or just plain mean--or both.
In the end, Lagerfeld was forced to eat his words.
I'd like to say to Adele that I am your biggest admirer, he apologized in another piece for Metro. He claimed that his comments were taken out of context and that he had only been comparing her to new singer Lana del Ray.
I lost over 30 kilos over 10 years ago and have kept it off, Lagerfeld continued. I know how it feels when the press is mean to you in regards to your appearance. Adele is a beautiful girl.
'I'm very proud of that.'
But if Karl Lagerfeld was expecting Adele to sympathize with his weight loss struggles, or to share stories of her own, he was destined to be disappointed.
The singer has since released a statement making it clear she doesn't care what Lagerfeld says about her body.
I've never wanted to look like models on the cover of magazines, she told The Daily Mail. I represent the majority of women, and I'm very proud of that.
Adele hopes that she never reaches a point where weight concerns dominate her life, and says she's taken pains to keep that from happening.
I've seen people where it rules their lives, you know, who want to be thinner or have bigger boobs, and how it wears them down, she said. I just don't want that in my life... I've never hung out with the sort of horrible people who make it an issue.
I have insecurities of course, but I don't hang out with anyone who points them out to me.