Singer Adele pushed the boat out for her 30th birthday party – but her Titanic-themed bash created a backlash with some fans accusing her of bad taste. The Grammy award-winning star went as Kate Winslet’s character Rose DeWitt Bukater from the 1997 blockbuster.
And the star looked remarkably like the actress in the film with her red curls and replica dress. As well as family, celebrity friends at the party in Beverly Hills on Saturday included comic Alan Carr, music producer Mark Ronson, DJ Zane Lowe, Breaking Bad actor Aaron Paul and filmmaker – Sam Taylor-Johnson.
Adele thanked them all for attending and confessed she had partied a little too hard. “Dirty 30! I’m not sure what I’m going to do for the next 30 years as I’ve been blessed beyond words in my life so far,” she wrote on her Instagram account. “Thank you to everyone for coming along for the ride the last 11 years with me. My family and friends for entertaining my super fandom of the Titanic movie.
“Last night was the best night of my life. Here’s a couple of pics. I’m absolutely f*****, not sure I’ll make it out of the house again!” Chatty Man Alan Carr came dressed as actress Kathy Bates’s character from the film. She played the mining billionaire and socialite Margaret Brown, who was known as The Unsinkable Molly Brown after she survived the Titanic, which sank in 1912.
He tweeted: “Most parties you leave with a goody bag!!! But a life jacket?!!! WTF?!! Ha!” Photos of Adele enjoying her Titanic-themed party had a mixed reception from fans. One wrote on Twitter: “Why aren’t I friends with Adele? Her 30th birthday Titanic Soiree is giving me life”. Another said: “I’m pretty sure I’ve never been more jealous of anything in my life as I am of Adele’s Titanic- themed birthday party.
However others were disgusted. “Isn’t this kinda/very inappropriate? Adele’s Titanic themed birthday party had them dancing in life jackets… Thousands of people actually died,” one person posted. Another wrote: “Does Adele realise the Titanic movie was based on the actual sinking of the ship where 1500 people died? Not exactly a good party theme.” More than 1,500 people out of the 2,224 on board died when the Titanic struck an iceberg in the north Atlantic on her maiden voyage from Southampton to New York City on April 15, 1912.