Fans Wouldn’t Stop Criticizing Adele for Her Recent Weight Loss, So Her Trainer Defended Her Online

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Adele is known for her strong voice and passionate music. She sings about the trials and tribulations of love and romance, and about the virtues of knowing how to pick oneself up after things don’t work out.

She’s also known for her former voluptuous figure.

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I used to cry but now I sweat 😂 #gingermckenna Happy birthday to one of the kindest and funniest people I’ve met @champagnepapi 🌹

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She first gave hints about her weight loss journey around the holiday season.

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We both tried to ruin Christmas but then both our hearts grew! Thank you for coming to my party and making us feel like kids Grinch 💚 Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays everyone x

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But it was her birthday picture that truly broke the internet.

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Thank you for the birthday love. I hope you’re all staying safe and sane during this crazy time. I’d like to thank all of our first responders and essential workers who are keeping us safe while risking their lives! You are truly our angels ♥️ 2020 okay bye thanks x

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Fans and other critics quickly began debating about what Adele’s weight-loss might mean for those who considered her a voice for body positivity.

Some fans were upset because they felt that many people were congratulating Adele for her weight loss and not her talent.

But a lot of people came to Adele’s defense.

Others pointed out that it’s irrational for people to suddenly make a fuss out of Adele’s weight loss.

Amid all of the hoopla, Adele’s former personal trainer, Pete Geracimo, came to the singer’s defense in an Instagram post.

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As Adele’s former London-based personal trainer, it’s disheartening to read negative commentary and fat-phobic accusations questioning the genuineness of her amazing weight loss. In my personal experience of working with her through many highs and lows, she always marched to the beat of her own drum on her own terms. She never undermined her God-given talent in any way. She let her incredible voice do the talking, or should I say singing! She never once pretended to be something that she wasn’t. What you saw was what you got. And we all LOVED it! When Adele and I started our journey together, it was never about getting super skinny. It was about getting her healthy. Especially post pregnancy and post surgery. When 25 dropped and the tour announced, we had to get ready for a 13 month gruelling schedule. In that time, she warmed to training and made better food choices. As a result, she lost considerable weight and people took notice. Her body transformation was splashed across every media outlet. The attention it generated was mind-blowing. Since she moved to LA, it’s been well documented that she underwent some tough personal changes. It’s only natural that with change comes a new sense of self and wanting to be your best possible version. She embraced better eating habits and committed to her fitness and “is sweating”! I could not be prouder or happier for her! This metamorphosis is not for album sales, publicity or to be a role model. She is doing it for herself and for Angelo. My hope is that people appreciate the hard work that Adele has done to improve herself for the benefit to her and her family only. She did not lose the weight to make others feel bad about themselves. This personal transformation has nothing to do with me or you. It’s about Adele and how she wants to live her life. She has not changed from the Adele we grew up with and have loved. There is just a little less of her to go around. #adele #fabulous #strong #songbird #transformation #powerful #voice #love #rumorhasit #pt

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In the post, he praised her for always being herself and committing to a healthy lifestyle because of her son.

She wanted to address health issues that were a result of her pregnancy and because of a surgery. Adele then moved to Los Angeles, and her London-based trainer explained that this life change obviously inspired her to make other eating and exercise choices.

In short, he’s happy that her weight-loss journey went well and wants fans to cool it.

What do you think about the way people discussed Adele’s body and weight loss online? What lessons do we have to glean from this? Share with us in the comments!

It could help us all shift the conversation about body image.