The world may be eagerly awaiting Adele’s new album, but one person who probably won’t rush to listen to it is Janet Street Porter.
The Loose Women panelist launched an astonishing attack on the beloved Easy On Me singer, branding her “deeply superficial”.
In a column for the MailOnline, Janet accused the star of “false misery”, having “burst into tears every hour” and talking about her personal life “to change a product”.
She also accused Adele of changing from a “rich woman with a generous and pleasant husband” to “an even richer woman” traumatized “by a divorce she seems to have instigated”.
Janet wrote: “In the final countdown to Adele’s long-awaited fourth album, the wave of waffle and rolling shows no sign of retreat – Adele is everywhere, telling us about the ‘struggles’ that sacked her songwriting.”
“It simply came to our notice then. Anything to change a product, ”she sneered.
Janet lamented an apparent change in Adele from her earlier career, where she said the star was “adorable, cheeky, loud, madly enthusiastic”.
“Now she’s one of the most famous people in the world with a multi-million pound fortune, isn’t it time to button up, let the songs speak for themselves, save us the backstory, the intimate details of a failed wedding – especially when we hear only one side of the story? “she said.
“My main beef with Adele is that the more she emerges, the less I love her.”
She then compared how singers like Betty Carter, Nina Simone and Annie Ross let their songs “make the whole speech,” adding: “Unfortunately, the more Adele says, the greater the awareness for the world that she is deeply superficial.”
Janet ended by saying she doesn’t need to hear about Adele’s personal life, adding, “There’s less when it comes to Adele.”
Over the weekend, Adele showed off four songs from her highly anticipated new album, 30, ahead of its official release this Friday.
She also sat down with Oprah Winfrey for an interview as part of the American television special, in which she talked about her divorce from charity leader Simon Konecki.
Adele also recorded a British television special in front of a starry audience at the London Palladium, which is broadcast on ITV this Sunday.