Adele gives the middle finger at Brit Music Awards
Adele continued her award show winning streak on February 21 at the Brit Music Awards, however, the singer did not like being interrupted during an acceptance speech.
While Adele was accepting the award for Best Album, she was cut off by host James Cordon, who introduced the following music act Blur.
The singer, who recently won six Grammy Awards for her album "21," then flashed her middle finger to the crowd. The singer later clarified to the BBC that the gesture was not meant for the crowd or her fans.
"I flung the middle finger. That was for the suits at the Brit Awards, not my fans. I'm sorry if I offended anyone but the suits offended me," the 23-year-old singer told the news outlet. She won two awards for the night.
"I was about to thank the British public for all their support but they cut me off," she later added. "So thank you very much for all your support. It's amazing."
According to a statement from the ITV1 Network, which aired the Brit Awards, the ceremony was running too long.
"The Brits is a live event. Unfortunately the program was over-running and we had to move on. We would like to apologize to Adele for the interruption," the statement said, according to the BBC.
Adele's gesture comes just weeks after rapper M.I.A. flashed the middle finger during the halftime show at Super Bowl XLVI on February 5.
M.I.A. appeared to sing "I don't give a [expletive]," according to the Associated Press, although it was hard to hear clearly. The rapper did extend her middle finger to the audience and it was clearly visible. The camera shot briefly blurred after that, but too late.
"NBC fumbled and the NFL lied because a performer known as M.I.A. felt it necessary to flip off millions of families," the watchdog group the Parents Television Council said in a statement to OnTheRedCarpet.com. "It is unfortunate that a spectacular sporting event was overshadowed once again by broadcasting the selfish acts of a desperate performer."
A spokesperson for the National Football League said the singer's "obscene gesture" was "completely inappropriate" and "very disappointing."Adele dominated the Grammy Awards on February 12, with six wins, including Record of the Year and Album of the Year. The singer also had a big comeback to the stage singing "Rolling In The Deep" after recovering from vocal cord surgery and received a standing ovation from the crowd.