Madonna Defends Adele, Slams Karl Lagerfeld's "Horrible" Fat Jibe

Pop superstar lashes out at Chanel designer's controversial body-snarking comments made about the Grammy juggernaut

By Gina Serpe Mar 12, 2012 4:48 PMTags
Adele, Karl LagerfieldJeff Kravitz/FilmMagic, Eric Ryan/Getty Images

Adele just found herself a powerful ally. And Karl Lagerfeld may have just made himself a powerful enemy.

Both happen to be Madonna.

The erstwhile Material Woman has rightfully slammed the Chanel designer's widely publicized and heavily backlash-inducing comments made to a magazine last month in which he labeled (and promptly apologized for labeling) the Grammy juggernaut "a little too fat."

Oh, no. Not on her watch, you don't, Karl...

"That's horrible," Madonna told Britain's Sun tabloid. "That's ridiculous, that's just the most ridiculous thing I've ever heard."

The pop queen went on to say that the fashionisto's insult was made all the more insulting by the fact that Adele has never traded on her image as a singer, nor, thanks to her talent, has she needed to.

"I don't like it when anyone says anything bad about anyone—I don't like it. Adele's a great talent and how much she weighs has nothing to do with it."

Are you listening, Karl? In the meantime, Madonna went on to offer some sage advice to the British superstar.

"The thing for Adele to remember is at the end of the day, whether you rise or fall, it has so much to do with how you sustain yourself and keep your integrity and your inner strength.

"It is all about who you surround yourself with—friends and people who really do care about you, and care about your well-being beyond being a superstar. That's the most important thing."

Guess that means we shouldn't expect to see Adele rocking Chanel on the red carpet anytime soon.