adele voices support for kesha in powerful brits acceptance speech

The comeback queen uses her platform for a feminist show of solidarity.

by Tish Weinstock and Hannah Ongley
24 February 2016, 10:30pm

Confirming her status as a true feminist heroine who's able to say so much by appearing to do little, Adele has publicly voiced her support of embattled pop star Kesha. On stage to accept her award for British Solo Female Artist at the Brit Awards this afternoon, the comeback queen used her acceptance speech to address a much more important and far-reaching issue. Namely, the heartbreaking decision of the courts to deny Kesha's release from her recording contract with Sony in the wake of sexual abuse allegations against her producer Dr. Luke. "I'd also like to take this moment to publicly support Kesha," Adele announced in a simple but obviously heartfelt moment. 

Adele is one of the most high-profile female musicians to have rallied behind Kesha. Just yesterday Lena Dunham used her Lenny letter to launch a scathing attack on the court system for failing to protect women from their abusers. For Adele to use such a massive platform to add her influential voice to the conversation — that's pretty dope. Despite how shitty all the other facts in Kesha's case might be. 


Text Hannah Ongley
Photography Alasdair McLellan 

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