Over here in the conservative little island known as The United States of America, when someone flips off a camera or an audience on live TV they get in BIG trouble. They get ripped apart by Madonna, the FCC and have to pay a fine.
In the UK, when a popstar flips off the audience, the show apologizes the popstar for making them so upset they had to turn to visual displays of hatred like “giving the bird.”
Earlier this week, Adele was giving her acceptance speech at the 2012 BRIT Awards and was cut-off mid speech by the show’s host James Corden and Adele was so upset that she flipped him the bird. The ole middle finger. Now, UK Network ITV and James Corden are apologizing to HER!
“We regret this happened and we send our deepest apologies to Adele that her big moment was cut short due to the live show over-running. We don’t want this to undermine her incredible achievement in winning our night’s biggest award,” says the network head.
Show host James Corden also ads, “Just after Adele said thank you, people were saying, ‘You have to go on now. You have to do it now.’ I said, “How can we cut her off?’
Imagine if NBC apologizes to M.I.A when she flipped everyone off during the halftime show? “Dear M.I.A, we apologize for whatever it is we did to enrage you to the point of giving the middle finger. Love, NBC and the FCC.”
In other Adele news, Adele’s “21” album is the first album to sell 2 million copies in one year on iTunes. 2 million? That’s a lot of really, really sad single women in the world.