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!