Adele is not taking part in Band Aid 30.
Bob Geldof attempted to contact Adele about the possibility of her involvement in his Band Aid 30 single but was turned away. Geldof, according to reports in The Sun, allegedly told a reporter that Adele was simply contend bringing up her family and did not think she could make "any impact".
Geldof reportedly said: "Adele is doing nothing, she's not answering the phone. She doesn't want to be bothered by anyone... She's bringing up a family you know. Some people just don't think they can't make any impact by coming along."
However, Adele's publicity team spoke to the same tabloid and explained how Adele was making a charitable donation and that her participation in the event had not been confirmed. "Bob and the organisers spoke directly with her management but at no point was she confirmed. Adele is supporting Oxfam's Ebola Appeal with a donation," a representative for Adele said.
Bob Geldof outside the Band Aid 30 studio.
It seems unfair to vilify someone for choosing not to take part in one particular organised event particularly when the reasons behind Adele's decision not to take part are unknown. Furthermore, Adele is hardly "doing nothing" as she has made a donation to the charitable organisation the proceeds from sales of Band Aid 30 will go to anyway.
Nevertheless, Adele may have been unable (or unwilling) to feature on the single, but plenty of other artists certainly were. Attending the recording at London's SARM Studio were the likes of Bono, Ed Sheeran, Rita Ora, One Direction, Sam Smith and Sinead O'Connor. Bob Geldof's daughters, Fifi and Pixie Geldof, also attended the recording to support their father's efforts.
Bono is taking part in Band Aid 30.