Amid the online messages congratulating Adele on her newborn boy, Twitter users are sending the Grammy-winning singer hateful tweets. Adele and boyfriend Simon Konecki confirmed the birth Sunday after having teased the pregnancy on her website in June.
The tweet causing the most uproar said, “Aw Adele gave birth to a baby. Is it fat and handicapped lol? Just murder it already lol.” User @PerfFemale sent the tweet, but the account has since been taken down.
Other tweets, including one from TV personality Joan Rivers, ridicule Adele’s and the baby’s weight.
Congratulations to Adele on the birth of her 68 pound 8 ounces bouncing baby boy.
— Joan Rivers (@Joan_Rivers) October 22, 2012
when adele dies she’s going to hell not like because shes evil but because she’s too fat to ascend into heaven she’s going to fall to hell
— alec (@alecaholics) October 22, 2012
Jabs at Adele’s weight had been surfacing during her pregnancy as well.
Maybe if Adele spent less time chasing pavements and more time chasing something that moved she wouldn’t be so fat
— t (@tom_dodsworth) October 17, 2012
People, however, have come to Adele’s defense.
— Lightning Bolt(@Siananmhaire) October 22, 2012
Adele fat jokes were hackneyed before. Now they’re just cruel. There are so many horrible people to make fun of. Point your barbs elsewhere.
— Ann Coultergeist (@OhNoSheTwitnt) October 21, 2012
Makes me so mad and discussed when people call Adele fat, she’s beautiful.
— ~The Little Mermaid~ (@asdfghjk_laura) October 22, 2012
A 77-piece orchestra backs Adele’s vocals on “Skyfall,” which she recorded at Abbey Road Studios in London.