Adele flips middle finger at 'suits'

2012-02-22 08:03
London – Adele walked away with two awards at the Brit Awards including for album of the year and best British female solo artist before making an obscene gesture after the show's host cut her acceptance speech short.

The show's host, actor James Corden, cut off Adele's second acceptance speech, prompting the singer to make a rude middle-finger gesture in frustration.

She stressed afterward that it was aimed at industry leaders, not her fans.

"I'm sorry if I offended anyone but it was the suits that offended me," Adele said. "Thank you all very much and thanks to my fans. I don't want them to think I was swearing at them."

Deepest apologies

The show's broadcaster, ITV, issued a statement apologising to Adele for cutting her off.

"We regret this happened and we send deepest apologies to Adele that her big moment was cut short tonight due to the live show over-running," ITV said.
Tuesday's event - which kicked off with Coldplay performing Charlie Brown and included live turns from Sheeran, Florence and the Machine, Noel Gallagher, Bruno Mars and Rihanna - brought out a host of stars who blended rock 'n' roll attitude and fashion finery.

Watch Adele give the middle finger at Brit Awards here:


  • christo.stone - 2012-02-22 08:39

    Aaah, I love this woman :)

  • Ja - 2012-02-22 09:27

    Can't stand her voice ..

      Ja - 2012-02-22 11:54

      Please .. do you think all the thumbs down will make me listen to her screeching .. if an alien landed on Earth and asked me what sound geese make when mating I would play Adele songs ..

      Jean - 2012-02-22 20:22

      dude, you've got issues, how many millions have you made using your voice??

  • Donald - 2012-02-22 09:53

    never heard of her

      Ja - 2012-02-22 10:10

      You have missed nothing

  • Taryn - 2012-02-22 11:11

    brilliant!! she is awesome!

      Ja - 2012-02-22 11:55

      To you maybe ..and a few million other tone deaf people ..

      Jean - 2012-02-22 20:30

      @ja, so one person (that will be you) is right comparing with the few million that actually likes her?? kry n bietjie smaak toe en n ander rugby span!!

      Ja - 2012-02-23 08:06

      Read comment above .. Adele sucks .. just like Sharks supporters .. Robert Mugabe and and and Pepsi and .. do you get my the point ..

  • lizzyb93 - 2012-02-22 11:23

    Beeeeg Up Adele!!!

  • RealityDan - 2012-02-22 14:30

    @ Ja....Nee

      Ja - 2012-02-22 15:02

      Ja Boet .. Adele Nee ..

  • RealityDan - 2012-02-22 15:11

    Hi "Ja" geese mating much? *grin*

      Ja - 2012-02-22 15:30

      No but my next door neighbour owns Geese .. can hear them at night .. sounds like VH 1 with Adele singing .. surround sound .. awfull is not a strong enough word ..

  • Charmaine - 2012-02-22 15:47

    You go girl!

  • Wilma Crous - 2012-02-22 20:53

    Yip our Adele common. We know that but we love her music. She can keep flipping the finger as long as she keeps singing.

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