UK singer Adele often swears like a sailor and apparently knows how to gesture like one, too. She gave the middle figure salute when the host at the the UK equivalent of the Grammys cut off her acceptance speech.
The 21 singer swept all six Grammys she was nominated for at the American awards show earlier this month, She must have felt entitled to say at least a few words to the British people, after winning the Brit Award for Album of the Year.
“Nothing makes me prouder than coming home with six Grammys and then coming here to the Brits and winning album of the year,” she said. “I’m so, so proud to be British and to be flying our flag. And, I’m so proud to be in the room with all of you,” she said.
At that point host and comedian James Corden cut: “And, I can’t believe to cut off… I’m so sorry.”
“Can I just say, Goodbye, and I’ll see you next time around, eh?,” Adele piped in, flipping up her middle finger.
The 23-year-old appeared as though she was flipping off the crowd, but she explained later that it wasn’t meant for them or her fans.
“I was about to thank the British public for their support and they cut me off, and I’m sorry if I offended anyone,” she said. “But the suits offended me, so thank you very much for all of your support.”
“We regret this happened and we send our deepest apologies to Adele that her big moment was cut short this evening due to the live show over-running,” a spokesman for the show said afterward.
Earlier, Adele had sung a sterling rendition of her song, “Rolling in the Deep,” which she also sang at the Grammys.
The British people probably could have used the encouragement with unemployment near 1930 levels and the country likely headed for another recession.
Hopefully, Adele didn’t act out during the UK’s family time on television. Otherwise, their strict censors may step in with an investigation.