Jennifer Hudson may have slimmed down herself, but the former American Idol contestant is still in full support of full figured divas.
Speaking with The Hollywood Reporter at the Grammy Museum's Music Preservation Program on Feb. 11, hosted by Gucci timepieces and jewelry, Hudson fired back at Chanel designer Karl Lagerfeld, who earlier this month called singer Adele “too fat.” Asked whether divas should be able to keep their curvaceous figures, Hudson replied, “I don’t see why not!”
“Clearly it’s all about the talent. I mean, [Adele] is an amazing, amazing artist,” Hudson continued. “She is so beautiful and so talented and it should not matter.”
Since signing on as a spokeswoman for Weight Watchers, the Academy and Grammy Award-winning Hudson has dropped a significant amount of weight. Though she was contractually restricted from revealing her full weight loss in pounds, the singer did tell Oprah in early 2011 that she had transitioned from a size 16 to a size 6.
“Oh my God, I think it’s more flexible,” she told THR of her new diet regime. “Because of Weight Watchers, it teaches you how and prepares you so you know what you can have, the portions you can have, and how to balance it out.”
Hudson had originally planned to stay home and watch the Grammys from the comfort of her couch, but was called in at the 11th hour to perform during the in memorium tribute to the late Whitney Houston. Hudson moved the house to tears with her heartfelt performance of “I Will Always Love You.”
Adele also brought the house down with her performance of “Rolling in the Deep.” The appearance was the singer’s first since undergoing throat surgery earlier this year.