Are we done talking about Adele’s weight? Can we let her live? Apparently not. The ladies of The Talk came a little late to the table on Tuesday to discuss Adele’s weight loss, and Sharon Osbourne in particular had some very unenlightened things to say on the topic of body image.
Osbourne, 67, praised Adele for losing weight, saying that the singer looks “absolutely fantastic.” She could have left it there, but Osbourne continued to editorialize on the relationship women of size have with their bodies.
“When really big women say they’re really happy in their body, I don’t believe them,” she said.
“Because I was really, really big [once] and I wasn’t happy,” Osbourne continued. “Sure, on the surface, ha, ha, but at night, in bed, alone, I was very unhappy,” she said.
Everyone’s journey to loving and accepting their body is different, so Osbourne’s unhappiness with her body at one point in time doesn’t really give her the authority to speak about every woman. Adele’s reasons for losing weight are private unless she chooses to speak about them, and Osbourne’s generalizations are harmful.
“She must have felt, you know what, I’m going to try and lose some weight, for whatever reason—health, I am sure,” Osbourne opined further.
“She looks absolutely fantastic. I’m happy for her and everybody should be happy for her, because it was her choice. She didn’t do it for anybody else but herself.”
In her viral Instagram photo, Adele did not speak about her weight loss. She instead took the time to praise health care workers during the COVID-19 pandemic.