Adele has a bone to pick with critics who compare her with other women in the entertainment industry. In a new interview with Rolling Stone , Adele acknowledged that she was aware of many people comparing her to other pop stars like Miley Cyrus, who show a lot of skin, and thereafter dubbing her "classy" in comparison. And the 27-year-old does not take this as a compliment in the least bit. In the interview, Adele made it clear she's not on board for being pitted against other women and sent an awesome message in the process. She said,
I'd rather not be the person that everyone gets pitted against. If they do decide to get their body out, I would rather not be that person because that's just pitting a woman against another woman, and I don't hold any more moral high ground than anyone else. So that has pissed me off a bit. Not that I'm going to start getting my tits out now!
It is worth applauding the British crooner for not taking the talk of her supposed high morality as compared to other artists as praise By rejecting the comparisons, the singer is doing something much deeper than avoiding the next "cat fight" media spectacle. Essentially, Adele is speaking out against the idea of being held to a higher moral standard than other female performers, and by doing so, she makes a great point that women should be setting their own personal standards for themselves, rather than measuring themselves against others' standards.
After all, it is not fair to imply that a pop star like Cyrus is less of a woman than Adele just because she shows a lot more skin. It seems as though Adele wholeheartedly recognizes that, so she is not in any kind of mood to get on her high horse just because she does not favor revealing wardrobe options. Everyone has different standards set for themselves in everything they choose to do — clothing choices included. It is inspiring to see that Adele is all about women not measuring themselves or their morality on something like the amount of fabric they wear. And of course, it is great to hear that she is angry that others would do just that.
But it is also wonderful to see that Adele still emphasizes what she herself is comfortable with at the end of the quote. By doing so, she is showing her own personal standards that she has set for herself. Clearly, she doesn't think her preferences make her greater, or lesser, than any other woman in the spotlight.
This conversation of women being pitted against one another in Hollywood is one that has been brushed off for far too long. It's great to see Adele stepping up to the plate to address it so bluntly and intelligently. Honestly, it's long overdue.