Adele Receives Backlash for Complaining About Taxes

Adele Receives Backlash for Complaining About Taxes

Fans angered over British singer's tax gripes.

PUBLISHED ON : JUNE 9, 2011 / 10:29 AM

Adele's not happy about her tax bill. The British soul singer, whose 2008 debut album, 19, was certified four times platinum in the UK, wasn't afraid to voice her frustrations about having to pay so much in taxes and according to her, receiving so little in return. 


According to the New York Daily News, fans are not to pleased about her complaints to a British magazine about how much she has to pay in taxes. Adele recently told Q magazine, "I'm mortified to have to pay 50 percent!,"  she said."[While] I use the NHS, I can't use the public transport anymore. Trains are always late, most state schools are s--t, and I've gotta give you, like, four million quid. Are you having a laugh?" 


The 23-year-old "Rolling in the Deep" singer didn't stop there, "When I got my tax bill in from 19 [her first album], I was ready to go and buy a gun and randomly open fire," she joked. 


If Adele didn't like those taxes, fans better be prepared for her to go off the deep end when she gets the bill for her sophomore follow-up, 21. Released in January, the project has gone two times platinum in the United States and eight times platinum in the UK.


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Written by Brooklyne Gipson


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