The Hello singer – who is mum of son Angelo, 3, with partner Simon Konecki – vented during a performance at London’s O2 Arena when an audience member asked her about breastfeeding mums.
“Do you know what? The pressure on us is f- – – ing ridiculous and all those people who put pressure on us can go f–k yourselves, alright?” she crowed to rapturous applause.
“Because it’s hard. Some of us can’t do it! I managed about nine weeks with my boobs.”
Adele, 27, continued: “Breastfeed if you can, but don’t worry, [formula] Aptamil’s just as good. I mean, I loved it, all I wanted to do was breastfeed and then I couldn’t, and then I felt like, if I was in the jungle now back in the day, my kid would be dead because my milk’s gone.”
The Naked Chef star, who is expecting his fifth child with wife Jools, made the controversial comments on LBC radio in the U.K.
“We have the worst breastfeeding in the world,” he said.
“If you breastfeed for more than six months, women are 50% less likely to get breast cancer. When do you ever hear that? Never. It’s easy, it’s more convenient, it’s more nutritious, it’s better, it’s free.”
His remarks didn’t only anger Adele.
“Hearing Jamie Oliver warbling on about how breastfeeding is “easier” is mansplaining at its best,” tweeted one user, while another joked: “Pondering the etiquette of expressing milk in front of 8yo’s best mate. If only Jamie Oliver was here to advise.”