Stars squat on Adele’s finger – all the finger news you can handle
ADELE’S finger is occupying bright minds. Adele has more talent in the end of her raised middle finger than Paul Ross has in an entire hand.
The Daily Mirror leads with the existential question:
“Who’s to blame for the finger?”
This is a Mirror “exclusive”.
It’s one day after the paper’s James Robertson wrote:
After Adele’s acceptance speech was cut off, the world basically went nuts. James Robertson finds the whole situation ‘baffling’
One day on the Mirror’s Rachel Wheeler adds:
To be honest, we’re starting to feel a bit grateful about the fact that James cut Adele off during the Brit Awards – everything else was fairly dull and we’d have had nothing to write about otherwise.
Adele’s thank you speech for being made Best Female act was cut short to allow Blur to belch an 11-minute medley of pub sing-alongs.
To the Sun this is front-page news as James Cordeon makes the lead news headline:
“MY HELL OVER ADELE”
“I can’t believe that’s what they were asking me to do. I delayed for 15 seconds. They wanted to cut her short as time was running out. I was furious and put in a horrible position. I went straight to Adele’s dressing room and she was fine with me, but really upset. She had a speech and had a list of people she wanted to thank.”
“The truth is, just after Adele said, ‘Thank you’ people were saying, ‘You have to go in now’. I said, ‘I can’t. How can you cut her off’? The whole room was on its feet and they said, ‘You’ve got to do it now’. And then essentially it was just such a surreal moment and everything you can hear in your ear is about five people having an argument — and there’s one overriding voice saying, ‘James, you have to’.”
The tin lid on Cordon’s “hell” is when he reveales:
“I was so upset and can understand why Adele was. I didn’t even watch Blur, one of my favourite bands.”
Anorak was so upset that it watched Blur. But grief affects us in different ways. Adele pours her heart into siongs about her ex-lovers. James Corden misses Blur.
Other stars and celebs then vent their outrage on twitter, seeing in a typical Brit awards hash all manner of sin and devoid of humour:
Lily Allen : “I’d rather hear adeles acceptance speech. I can’t say I’m surprised. It was like the music industry’s attitude to women played out as a metaphor.”
Philip Schofield: “Thanks guys, love you, but can Adele come back and finish her speech now. Really!!! I’m sure tonight it could have been News at 5 past 10 #nevercutoffAdele”
Vernon Kay : “Poor Adele….. Her speech was a Blur.”
James Corden : “Thanks so much for your messages, It was a great night. Can’t believe i was told to cut off the amazing Adele at the end. #Livetvnightmare”
Gabby Logan: “The ITN news had better start with Adele’s speech.”
Take ’em away, Adeleeeeeeeeee….