Adele’s No-Makeup Show Cancellation Video Goes Viral
Alicia Keys isn’t the only celebrity who can bear appearing on camera without makeup. Is the #NoMakeup revolution coming? For the sake of everyone’s skin, I sure hope so.
Musical darling Adele is on tour right now. While other stops on her tour have gone off without a hitch — in the case of her LA tour stop, she invited a fan to sing onstage who turned out to be a Grammy-nominated singer herself — she unfortunately had to cancel a show in Phoenix this week due to illness. Here’s the original video she recorded to apologize to fans:
In the video, Adele apologizes profusely to the fans who’d planned on attending her show: “I’m so sorry to let you down. I know lots of people have been flying in from all over… It’s the last thing I want to do, but I have to look after myself.”
The message is sweet, earnest, and heartfelt. But those things alone don’t add up to over 20 million views combined on Facebook and Instagram. No, what’s getting attention from the media is the fact that she dared to record a video without putting on makeup first.
In general, the coverage has been positive:
But some Twitter users are calling out the media for focusing on the no makeup angle, treating it as something abnormal:
What do you think? Is Adele brave for showing us her #NoMakeup self, or is this much ado about nothing? Let us know in the comments below or @WhatsTrending on Twitter!