Adele's biggest moment in her American career, performing live to America's music royalty at the MTV VMAs and been tarnished by her criticism of Britain's leader and accusations her dress was stolen to order during the London riots. US media misinterpreting what she said including Fox news hailed Adele's speech whilst British counterparts understood the real meaning and have called her a disgrace.
After a powerful performance of her hit song "Someone Life You", Adele turned to the camera and said, "Wha gawn on. Boom Los Angeles, David Cameron is a bumbaclot, he don't care nuttin about poor people, we need to loud up di ting" whilst wiping away tears from her eyes. "Do yu ting London people. Yous lot not what i am saying, memba mi tell you." The British cultural ambassador Sir James Blunt, shifted uneasily in his chair as he felt eyes staring at him. "Big up to me rude boys from Tottenham, this dress is ras, me deh pon a endz at MTV awards."
Because of her accent and London slang, most American misunderstood what she was saying, picking up that she was emotional at winning having been poor until Americans bought her records. Rush Limbaugh speaking on his show said it, "we need to help poor British people like Adele and buy her records so that they can come over here from their slums in London and live the American dream at the MTV awards." Bill O'Reilly was equally touched on Fox News, "London's education system is run by gay communists so their poor children can no longer speak the Queen's English as in Mary Poppins, like poor destitute Adele. Let's give her asylum if she needs it."
Most American stars at the awards show were emotional after the speech wiping away tears, including Lil' Wayne, Lady Gaga and Beyonce. Asked later for their comments, Beyonce said "I have no idea what she means about poor people but I just get so emotional when people cry at public events." Lil'Wayne said, "I am so proud to be American and to help people like Adele."
Back in the UK however, anger at Adele's disrespect for country and criticising the Prime Minister has even led to the liberal press saying she can 'bloody well stay in America' if she wants to condemn her country when on foreign soil. The British press were on a mission to find out if the dress was really looted during the London riots or if it was youthful bravado. Following an investigation by the BBC analysing footage of people looting and Adele's dress, it was traced to several JD Sports in North London and put together from several track suit bottoms and shell suits (British sportswear).
Elton John and Simon Cowell are amongst Brits in LA who have asked for her to be stripped of her award.