Joan Rivers: Adele needs to lose weight

2013-04-02 21:39
Los Angeles - Joan Rivers has slammed Adele, saying she is "chubby" and needs to "lose weight".

The TV personality - who initially branded the 24-year-old singer fat when she won an Academy Award for her James Bond theme Skyfall - hit out at the Rolling in the Deep singer by accusing her of being overweight, and joked she has taken an advertisement out on Adele's butt to say sorry for her initial jibes.

Speaking in a HuffPost Live interview, she said: "It's not mean. She's a chubby lady who's very, very rich, and she should just calm down - or lose weight! She wanted an apology, so I took an ad out on her ass. I said: 'You are not fat.' And then I had room for a lot of other ads.

'She's fat'

"Adele is beautiful and successful and has what, $100m? Let's face reality: she's fat!"

The 79-year-old star initially hit out at the mother-of-one after meeting her at the Oscars in February.

Speaking on The Late Show with David Letterman, she said: "What's her song? Rolling in the Deep... fried chicken!"

Joan had another poultry-inspired dig at Adele in her latest interview, saying sales of the meat will always be good because retailers can always sell it to the Someone Like You hitmaker.

'She looked like a pig'

"Chicken is good because you can sell it to Adele - you'll always have a market," she added.

It's not the first time Joan has hit out at another star's weight.

In 2011, she said Christina Aguilera looked like a "pig" and accused the blonde star of thinking about food when she forgot some of the lyrics to the US National Anthem at the Super Bowl.

"She looked like a pig. How stupid can you get? Christina must have been thinking about food. That's why she forgot the words," Joan said.


  • Karl Klopjag - 2013-04-03 03:18

    Joan's had so many cosmetic surgical procedures that nobody on earth knows what on earth she really looks like. Not even Joan herself.

  • Metja Ledwaba - 2013-04-03 05:35

    Joan Rivers is an attention seeking granny who looks like a piglet#her face meant to say#

  • Patrick Massey-Hicks - 2013-04-03 06:32

    One is talented, the other is farting dust

  • Perter Damingo - 2013-04-03 07:12

    Has anyone got a saucer of milk for JR

  • Nella Kruil - 2013-04-03 07:37

    Joan is bored & past her expiry date! Adele is a beautiful woman!!

  • Paul Samuel - 2013-04-03 08:01

    She sings, she's not a model

  • Paul Samuel - 2013-04-03 08:02

    She's a singer, not a model

  • Sheilan.Clarke - 2013-04-03 08:04

    That's not Joan's real face. She's insecure, Adele is not.

  • Boikanyo Alefeng - 2013-04-03 08:26

    and Joan needs to retire, she stoped being funny a long time ago.

  • Yolanda Craucamp Schutte - 2013-04-03 08:28

    And Joan needs to get pretty!

  • Destiny Faddell - 2013-04-03 09:32

    At least Adele can lose weight if she wants, Joan can't become pretty......buurrrrnnn!

  • Nanda Pita - 2013-04-03 11:21

    and all these comments from a woman with a face barely held together. if she stretches that saggy skin any further or enflates her lips an inch more she should go work in the circus. Old bat!

  • Nomcebo Dlamini - 2013-04-03 11:31

    Entertainment industry is not used to a big white girl who is comfortable with herself. She is a threat to many, the ugly granny won't be the last one to make this comment.

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