PIERS Morgan passionately defended Adele on today’s Good Morning Britain after she topped a list of most-trolled celebs.
The singer, 32, was inundated with abuse after sharing a series of snaps of her incredible seven stone weight loss.
However, her dramatic transformation didn’t impress everyone, with some followers claiming she is now too skinny.
He said: “This Adele story, every time I think about it it annoys me.
“Adele lost six or seven stone. Really hard graft, working with a trainer and she felt really happy, and she got unbelievable abuse for looking like this.
“Because somehow she was betraying fat people because she should have stayed fat and unhealthy.
“Nobody wants to be fat, nobody likes being fat. It’s a total myth. We all want to look good.”
He then turned his attention to plus-sized US model Tess Holliday who famously graced the cover of Cosmo last year.
Piers clashed with Tess, who weighs 20st 6lb, online after criticising her for being unhealthy.
He said today: “Then we had Tess Holliday, 310lbs, 5ft 2ins, who gets the cover of Cosmo, five page interview inside, without even mentioning her weight is dangerously obese.”
Susanna Reid said it was “ridiculous” Adele had been abused at all, while Piers said she had been “skinny-shamed”.
The Hello singer was found to be the most-trolled ahead of Gemma Collins and Meghan Markle.
She was recently accused of cultural appropriation for wearing a Jamaican bikini and her hair in bantu knots to celebrate Notting Hill Carnival.
However, the internet responded to the haters in force and reminded them of her background growing up in multi-cultural Tottenham.
While one troll said of Adele’s weight loss “Looks old and haggard.”
Another cruelly commented: “Slimmer yes healthier no. looks tired and old.”
Some even speculated the star has had weight loss surgery, saying “Two words: gastric bypass”, while one Twitter user commented: “I think Adele was more attractive and sexy with her curves.
“Skinny does not equal hot.”
Adele has had a long battle with trolls, at one point even blacklisting those who criticised her size – although previously it’s for being ‘too big’.
She’s even had to put up with fat shaming comments from well known names – with Chanel fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld labelling her as “a little too fat” in 2012.
He went on to add, however, that he believed: “she has a beautiful face and divine voice.”
Despite the criticism over her plus-size body, Adele has strongly always insisted she is body confident regardless of size – and will only change for herself and no one else.
The star previously told People Magazine: “Even when I was signing a contract, most of the industry knew if anyone ever dared to say ‘lose weight’ to me, they wouldn’t be working with me.”
While Adele focuses on a healthy lifestyle and has made radical changes in a bid to live well, the singer’s slimmer figure was first noticed after she announced her split from ex-husband Simon Konecki.
The mum-of-one debuted her new look in a figure-hugging black velvet cocktail dress at Drake’s birthday party last October, and posted a glam photo of the evening to her 32.8 million Instagram followers, with the caption: “I used to cry but now I sweat.”
The British singer met charity CEO Simon in 2012, and the couple married in 2016, before having one son, Angelo, together.
They announced their separation last April, and since then Adele’s had ‘a new lease of life’, focusing all her energy into being a mum and looking after herself.
A source close to the star said: “Adele has been out enjoying herself and she sees that as her priority at the moment, along with being a mum to Angelo.
“She has been loving her new workout regime and it really works for her.
“It’s a bonus that she has shifted some weight.
“Her mates are glad she’s letting loose and there’s nothing but good feelings towards her. She’s got a new lease of life.”
Now, Adele credits her weight loss to a new workout routine which involves personal trainer sessions, pilates and workouts at Rise Nation – a Stairmaster-like class popular with celebrities including model Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, and Jennifer Aniston.
Last year we revealed she lost a stone after taking up Reformer Pilates with close pal – and Robbie Williams’ wife – Ayda Field, and has also had help from Body Coach Joe Wicks, following the personal trainer’s high intensity workout videos.
She hasn’t always been a huge fan of the gym however.
Speaking to Rolling Stone magazine, Adele previously admitted: “I mainly moan.
“I’m not, like, skipping to the f***ing gym. I don’t enjoy it.
“I do like doing weights. I don’t like looking in the mirror.”
Despite her love of weights, the Hello singer does admit she has to be careful not to overdo it, saying: “Blood vessels burst on my face really easily, so I’m conscious when I’m lifting weights not to let them burst on my face.”
As well as regular exercise, Adele has also had an overhaul of her diet, cutting back her tea ‘addiction’ and ditching cigarettes.
Speaking about her love of tea, she said: “I used to drink ten cups a day with two sugars in each so I was on 20 sugars a day.
“Now, I don’t drink it and have more energy that ever.
She is also said to be a huge fan of the Sirtfood Diet – a plan which encourages slimmers to eat plant foods such as kale and buckwheat.