He explained to the Metro newspaper:
"I’d like to say to Adele that I am your biggest admirer. Sometimes when you take a sentence out of the article it changes the meaning of the thought. What I said was in relation to Lana Del Rey and the sentence has since been taken out of context from how it was originally published. I actually prefer Adele, she is my favorite singer and I am a great admirer of her. I lost over 30 kilos over 10 years ago and have kept it off. I know how it feels when the press is mean to you in regards to your appearance. Adele is a beautiful girl. She is the best. And I can’t wait for her next CD."
We don't know about you but we think it's pretty hard to misconstrue the sentence: "The thing at the moment is Adele. She is a little too fat, but she has a beautiful face and a divine voice".
Nice try Karl. Next time, it might be a good idea to keep your mouth shut.
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