I imagine it's one of the many joys of being in the public eye: faceless cretins with little else to be doing but tweeting the following about your first born:

"Aw Adele gave birth to a baby. Is it fat and handicapped lol? Just murder it already lol."

According to the Daily Mail, "many other users wrote that Adele would have more material to write about if she suffered from post-natal depression, or if her son died, while others said they hadn't realised Adele was pregnant because she is overweight."

Apparently there was a slew of other comments, but that's enough poison for one morning.

Muppets aside, Adele is said to be in a happy place since the birth of her son, with her "collaborative partner" Dan Wilson telling the Mirror: "Adele has never been happier. We have exchanged a couple of emails. Adele is in a good place. I am concentrating on writing as many songs as I can."

Needless to say, Adele will be giving tonight's premiere of Skyfall a miss due to motherhood, with one source telling The Sun: "Adele doesn't want to leave her little boy's side - it's as simple as that. Now he's here, she can't bear heading out without him, even to hobnob with royalty."

>Adele has a baby boy!