Adele Makes The Perfect Subtle-Yet-Powerful Comments Regarding Sexuality
In very same issue of TIME magazine that gave us Adele's breathtaking cover, the record-breaking musician (and certified Queen and goddess of everything), made the most refreshing comments imaginable regarding her son's sexuality — and it's pretty awesome. Now I know what you're thinking, and Adele's son might be a little bit too young to be defining his sexual orientation just yet (he's a toddler!), but the singer wants him to know that whatever he chooses to do with his life that she'll be totally supportive of him, saying:
"I can’t wait to know who his best friends are going to be, who his girlfriend or his boyfriend is going to be or what movies he likes … Whatever my kid wants to do or be I will always support him no matter what."
I'm filling up with tears, you guys; her statement is terrific for three vital reasons:
1. She acknowledges how her son's romantic relationships will define him only as much as his friends or favorite movies will — why would a mother ever stop supporting her son over something so trivial?
2. She's so wonderfully casual in talking about her son's sexuality, making no big deal out of the idea of him ever possibly having a boyfriend. And why should she? It's given the impact it deserves.
3. It continues to support a young LGBT community who might be considering coming out to their own parents and friends and give them an empowering encouragement that some parents can actually be pretty cool, understanding and greatly supportive. It also gives TIME magazine-reading parents a deep boost of parental know-how: be kind to your children and love and support them no matter what, and you too can someday be as cool as Adele.
Adele has long been a supporter of LGBT rights, and has also been forthright in saying that her LGBT fans means the world to her (in an interview with OUT magazine, Adele explained how her LGBT fans thanked her for making music which helped them to come out the closet), so it's not big surprise that she'd also be so cool as to extend her support not just to her son, but also to the world's biggest and most influential press teams.
All hail Queen Adele, long may she reign.