Adele BRITs speech snub sparks House of Commons talk
Adele's controversial cut-short acceptance speech at the BRIT Awards on Tuesday (February 21) has gained her a new supporter - the leader of UK politics hub the House of Commons.
As previously reported, Adele's took to the stage to collect the Mastercard Album of the Year award, before host James Corden was forced to cut her speech short to make way for Blur's impending live performance.
The BBC reports that Adele was brought up during a discussion between MP Therese Coffey and leader of the House of Commons, Sir George Young. Coffey is reported to have said:
"I'm sure that you will be aware of the government's efforts to promote exports...Will you join me in congratulating in winning the Grammies and call for an urgent debate on how music contributes to our great export growth."
Young meanwhile took time to mention the BRITs speech fiasco, replying:
"I join my honourable friend in congratulating Adele on her many achievements and I share her disappointment that her speech was cut short by what she calls 'the suits'. The music industry is an important export industry. My honourable friend is absolutely right and we should do all we can to encourage it."
Watch Adele's shortened acceptance speech below:
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