Adele Praised for Rebuking Anti-Pride Fan at Concert: ‘Are You Stupid?’

Adele, the powerhouse singer known for her heartfelt ballads and candid onstage interactions, recently made headlines for her fierce response to an anti-Pride heckler at her Las Vegas concert. The incident occurred on June 1, marking the start of Pride month, during her performance at The Colosseum in Caesars Palace.

A Bold Stand Against Homophobia

During her concert, Adele was interrupted by an unnamed man who loudly criticized the LGBTQ+ movement, shouting, “Pride sucks.” The singer, known for her unfiltered approach, immediately called out the heckler in a moment that has since gone viral on social media.

“Did you come to my fing show and just say that Pride sucks? Are you fing stupid? Don’t be so f****** ridiculous. If you have nothing nice to say, shut up, all right?” Adele retorted, drawing applause and cheers from the audience.

Social Media Reactions

Fans and followers quickly took to social media to praise Adele’s response. One user on X/Twitter wrote, “I love Adele for this!” Another added, “Adele always speaks her mind, that’s why I love her, she doesn’t give af.” A third person noted, “To have ADELE of all people go off on you means you REALLY said something wrong.” Many highlighted how embarrassing it must have been for the heckler to be publicly reprimanded by the star.

Adele’s History of Advocacy

Adele has long been a vocal supporter of the LGBTQ+ community, referring to them as her “soul mates since I was really young.” Her advocacy is not limited to words; she has dedicated performances to LGBTQ+ causes and individuals. In 2016, following a tragic attack on the LGBTQ+ community in Orlando, she dedicated an entire show to the victims of the Pulse nightclub shooting.

This latest incident is not the first time Adele has stood up for her fans during a concert. In August 2023, she paused a performance of her song “Water Under the Bridge” to address a security guard who was bothering a fan. “What is going on there with that young fan who’s been bothered so much since I came on for standing up?” Adele asked from the stage. “Why are you bothering him? Can you leave him alone, please? They won’t bother you anymore, darling. You enjoy the show. Leave him alone.”

Pride Month and the 2024 Pride List

Adele’s bold stance comes at a significant time as Pride month begins. The Independent has recently released its annual Pride List for 2024, celebrating individuals who have made substantial contributions to the LGBTQ+ community. This list reflects a philosophy of enacting change and honors those who positively impact LGBT+ lives in Britain and beyond.

Adele’s unwavering support for the LGBTQ+ community and her readiness to confront bigotry head-on continue to endear her to fans worldwide. Her recent encounter with an anti-Pride heckler only underscores her commitment to advocacy and the protection of her audience. As Pride month progresses, Adele’s actions serve as a powerful reminder of the importance of standing up against intolerance and supporting the LGBTQ+ community.