This video has been doing the rounds of social media today. Rightly so. I refuse to post the revolting Letterman interview with Joan Rivers where she insults Adele, because I was so offended.
Adam Hills was clearly offended too. His response is nothing short of brilliant. I love a man who stands up for women in such a way. His comment that "Adele is one of the very few women in pop music that I want my daughter to look up to" made me a little teary. If only all fathers held these kinds of beliefs and instilled them in their daughters (and sons).
Joan Rivers makes her living out of being offensive. I get that. But Adele should be applauded for her (well-deserved) success in an industry that objectifies women and treats the majority of them like mindless puppets. If I had daughters, Adele is exactly the type of woman I would want them to look up to. Definitely not a Rhianna or a Miley Cyrus or a Taylor Swift. And DEFINITELY not a Joan Rivers. Women have a difficult enough time in the entertainment industry - she should be supporting Adele, not making fun of her weight.
So, Adam Hills - I applaud you. Your daughter is one lucky girl and can only grow up to be an amazing woman, with a father like you to guide her.