Sex sells, but Adele isn't okay with that.
With Lady Gaga posting photos of herself in nothing but her bra and underwear and proclaiming a body revolution, it seems that Adele has also decided to chime in.
The 24-year-old singer told the U.K. paper The Sun that fellow performers who strip down to next to nothing and simulate sexy romps are presenting a false image to their fans.
"I’ve seen them up close and they don’t even look like that," the pregnant singer said. "Exploiting yourself sexually is not a good look. I don't find it encouraging."
The eight-time Grammy award winner's own weight has come under fire before, but she insists that even if she were slimmer she still wouldn't be wearing skimpy clothing.
“I just stand there and sing. I’m not worried that I’m a ‘plus size’ and so much bigger than other artists," she told The Sun. "No matter what you look like the key is to be happy with yourself.”
Being a plus-size performer in the entertainment industry means your weight is often the subject of conversation and Adele has spoken out before and doesn't seem to let the scrutiny bother her.
"I've seen people where it rules their lives, who want to be thinner or have bigger boobs, and how it wears them down," she told Vogue UK in 2011. "And I don't want that in my life. I have insecurities, of course, but I don't hang out with anyone who points them out to me."
Adele's most recent comments come just a day after Lady Gaga posted scantily clad photos of herself on her social networking site, Little Monsters, in response to Photoshopped pictures that falsely suggested that the singer had gained quite a bit of weight. Along with the fake photos came a huge amount of media scrutiny, which prompted Gaga to open up about her own past and ongoing struggles with body image and eating disorders.
I can't tell if this is actually a new quote of if they're just attaching it to Gaga now, cause she's said something like this in the past. But TBH I don't think she's in a position to decide for others the line between body expression/confidence and exploitation.