Adele causes storm with explicit gesture
By Mark Fordham
Adele managed to scoop two prizes at the Brit Awards last night (February 21st) but was at the centre of controversy after one of her acceptance speeches was cut short.
Her speech was halted after picking up the prize for best British album as the show was running late and upon being stopped the singer raised her middle finger.
The star has since stated that she "flung the middle finger" for all the "suits at the Brit Awards" and not her fans. She also apologised for anyone that was offended by the obscene gesture.
ITV later issued a statement apologising for cutting the singer's speech short: "The Brits is a live event. Unfortunately the programme was over-running and we had to move on. We would like to apologise to Adele for the interruption."
Adele also triumphed in the best British female category and was joined by Ed Sheeran in winning two prizes - best British male and British breakthrough.
Coldplay were crowned best British group for a record third time and the band's frontman Chris Martin described the award as very humbling.
Brtipop favourites Blur were handed the outstanding contribution honour and the band performed a medley of their hits including Song 2 and Girls & Boys.
22 February 2012, 09:26