Adele has been extremely vocal over the last few years regarding the approach other celebrities take to their fame. In the past the frequent chart-topper has criticized a-listers such as Rihanna, Madonna and Lady Gaga for using sex to sell their work.
Preferring to be defined by her music alone, Adele has been vocal about her fellow celebrities, making it clear that she's far from selling-out for her art and turning tables on those who would insult her fuller-figure.
In fact, the Evening Standard quoted the singer as saying that:
"Exploiting yourself sexually is not a good look. I don't find it encouraging."
Adele has now has set her critical gaze on her fellow celebrities once again, this time reflecting on those who would allow their children to enter the spotlight too early.
According to The Mirror, the singer claims that she would never allow her three year old son, Angelo, to become famous in the manner allowed by celebrities such as the Beckham's and Katie Price.
“He can choose if he wants a bag of crisps or a banana, but he can’t make a choice about being the in public eye.”
Adele's suggestion seems to be that children cannot be expected to know the ramifications of being in the public eye, and must be protected from celebrity until they are old enough to know the consequences of such a decision.
“If, when he’s 16 he wants to be known for being my child, he can do that.”
"It’s hard enough being a kid anyway, let alone being a famous person’s kid.”
It's an interesting argument, and one which is growing ever-more relevant in today's society, alongside the rise of social media and the prolific status of young celebrities as they become important figures in popular culture.
Adele's argument is certainly valid: parents should definitely shield their children from potential harm, especially with a celebrity lifestyle which can prove too much for a young person to handle.
But should they be fully protected from a celebrity upbringing, and is shielding them from the media throughout their entire childhood really the best means of doing so?
Celebrities such as the Beckhams and the Smiths see no harm in allowing their children to remain in the public eye.
However, it's also noteworthy that Adele's son features in her latest album, in a song entitled 'Sweet Devotion', which even includes his voice at the beginning and end.
"That’s my son. The song is all about my kid."
"I love that my life is now about someone else."
Of course this is nothing in comparison to forcing a child into a life of celebrity, but it does imply that there is a certain grey area within the discussion.
So was Adele right to criticize those who allow their children to enter the spotlight, or is she denying her son his right to shine alongside her? Let us know your thoughts on the matter.