In a new interview, Adele discussed the backlash that she got from her dramatic weight loss. “It makes me sad that people expected that much from me,” she said.
“I’m concerned that so many people were so hurt by it,” she told The Face. “That’s a real thing. But I never gave myself that role or job. It’s not my responsibility. I’ve never set my validations on anyone else, I would never. I was told that from a young age. If you want something, you do it yourself. If you wanna end up somewhere, it’s your journey.”
Adele said her weight loss has nothing to do with her “confident and mouthy” personality saying, “Your body doesn’t give you a f—-ing personality, man, shut up. That’s wild! I don’t think your body gives you a personality.” She added, “Apart from me feeling agile, I don’t feel any different.”
She asked that fans respect the fact that she was able to use exercise as a way to take her mind off things when she was “falling apart.”
“I totally get it,” she said. “I don’t want to be the source of someone’s happiness or unhappiness. It obviously hurts my feelings that people might feel let down by me like that.”
Adele is releasing her fourth studio album, 30, tomorrow (November 19).
Watch Adele sing “To Be Loved,” a song from her new album below: