Jason Merritt, Getty Earlier this year, Adele won an Academy Award for her…
- Posted on Jun 7th 2011 9:30AM by Andrew Kerr
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In a recent interview with Q, the 23-year-old ranted about having to hand over 50 percent of her earnings to the tax man. She said (via Metro), "I'm mortified to have to pay 50 percent! [While] I use the NHS, I can't use public transport any more. Trains are always late, most state schools are s--- and I've gotta give you, like, four million quid -- are you having a laugh?"
She added, 'When I got my tax bill in from '19' [her debut album], I was ready to go and buy a gun and randomly open fire."
However, that attitude isn't sitting well online, with many taking to Twitter to voice their disgust.
Outroversion tweeted, "God that Adele pop singer is such a moron. Her comments on tax are both ignorant and self-aggrandising. I'm pretty sure it's just her way."
Wolfsbaine1 wrote, "People like Adele of the rubbish girly music p--- me off, her four million tax bill means she had eight, how much f---ing money do you need b----."
It fell to Nicklibertine to pinpoint why so many people have reacted to the singer's "woes." They tweeted, "Got my paycheque today. Looking at the amount I take home after tax and national insurance is just depressing. F--- you, Adele."