Rumor has it that Adele‘s trying to get healthy in light of her recent throat surgery…or is it that she’s trying to look skinny? Judging by the headlines, it’s the latter; judging by most of the facts and everything she’s said about her body and weight, it’s obviously the former. But tabloids don’t acknowledge that there’s a difference at all, and as a result, most of us have become just as confused about the difference between exercising and eating well—even trying to lose weight—for health, and embarking on a diet or fitness plan solely for the sake of looking skinny.
This isn’t the first time rumors have circulated about Adele’s efforts at weight loss and improved health. Last fall, headlines claimed she was losing weight (or trying) to better cope with her throat surgery; fans responded with fury at the prospect of Adele’s transformation, but she’s since reassured everyone that she’s not concerned with conforming to pop culture norms. But this time rumors are back with a vengeance. Based on a couple of anonymous quotes in The Sun about the fact that Adele quit smoking and started pilates, a flurry of headlines has come out in the past few hours, most asserting that the singer is now obsessed with slimming down.