British singer Adele against national health care

Laura Donovan Contributor
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Since achieving worldwide fame for her hit single “Rolling in the Deep” and album 21, music sensation Adele has established herself as a “different” kind of singer. Earlier this year, the curvy singer said, “I don’t rely on my tits to have hits.” Now, she is expressing unpopular political views for someone who runs in high profile liberal celebrity circles.

Fed up with high taxes and national health care, the chart topping pop star told Q magazine, “I’m mortified to have to pay 50 percent! [While] I use the NHS, I can’t use public transport any more. Trains are always late, most state schools are shit, and I’ve gotta give you, like, four million quid – are you having a laugh? When I got my tax bill in from [the album] 19, I was ready to go and buy a gun and randomly open fire.”

Guardian blogger Rob Fitzpatrick wrote that the comments didn’t do wonders for the pop singer’s image.

“Now, I love Adele. But that doesn’t exactly endear you to her, does it?” Fitzpatrick writes.

But James Delingpole of The London Telegraph praised Adele’s words in his column, saying, “All hail Adele for committing the music industry’s worst sin.”

“Is Adele the bravest, craziest, most downright wonderful star in the history of pop? After what she has just told Q magazine on the subject of tax, I think she might well be,” Delingpole wrote. “In the music business this is probably a first.”

Laura Donovan