'Insensitive' reactions to Adele split slammed online

Adele’s split from husband Simon Konecki has sparked some questionable reactions from fans. Photo: Getty Images

Social media has flooded with reactions to news of Adele’s separation from husband Simon Konecki this afternoon, but it’s not exactly been an outpouring of sympathy.

The acclaimed artist’s  representatives confirmed the pair called it quits over over the weekend, with a source quoted by The Sun claiming the announcement comes after an extended separation.

“This is a very sad situation – Adele and Simon had been living separate lives for some time,” the source is quoted as saying

“It was well known amongst their friends that this time they simply were not going to sort it out.”

The singer is renowned for her moving ballads. Photo: Getty Images

The 15-time Grammy winner is an international icon for her moving ballads, and has an enormous fan base to show for it.

Following news of the separation those fans took to social media with what has since been slammed as highly ‘insensitive’ reactions to the news.

Renowned for her heartbreak-based ballads, fans are clearly hanging out for a new album in the wake of the news, but the lack of sympathy on show has left many feeling disgusted.

Many have slammed the reaction fans light-hearted reactions to her news, labelling it ‘insensitive’ and ‘heartless’.

The star has spoken candidly about the shattering heartbreak behind many of her hit records, most notably her 2011 album 21 for which she won 6 Grammy’s.

“When I was writing it I was feeling pretty miserable and pretty lonely,” she revealed in a 2011 interview with Vevo. “It was me on my knees really.”

She’s also spoken openly about battling her ‘dark side’, opening up about bouts of depression to Vanity Fair in 2016.

“I’ve always been pretty melancholy. Obviously not as much in my real life as the songs are, but I have a very dark side. I’m very available to depression,” she said.

The singer’s representatives have said she will be making no further comment, and that the couple will continue to prioritise raising their son together.

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