Australian journalist who ‘insulted’ Adele apologizes on air
The Australian TV journalist who received “a torrent of abuse and teasing” for not listening to Adele’s new album before interviewing her has apologized.
In his last monologue at the end of Seven’s Weekend Sunrise, Matt Doran told viewers, “If I’m being honest with you, most of this savagery I deserve and totally own.”
Doran reportedly traveled to London on November 4, ahead of the November 19 release of Adele’s latest record, 30, for an exclusive interview with the 33-year-old singer.
It was made as part of a $ 1 million (â¬ 880,000) package that included the streaming rights to the special Adele: One Night Only on CBS TV.
According to reports, Doran didn’t ask the British singer-songwriter a single question about his new album during the 20-30 minute interview.
When the “Easy On Me” frontman asked Doran what he thought of 30 years old, he replied that he hadn’t heard him.
Doran has now attributed the error to the absence of an email containing a link to a preview version of the album to listen to.
âThe day after we arrived in London, an email came to us from Sony. This
didn’t mention Adele, but it did contain a link to her album, âhe said.
âThe real, unmoved, hand-in-hand truth is that I missed it. By an absurdly long margin, the most important email I have ever missed in my life.
He called it a “terrible mistake” and refuted claims that Adele left the interview upon learning that he had not listened to the album.
Doran described the singer as “deep” and “funny,” saying, “But it all doesn’t matter because by missing the album link, however I might try to justify it. , I insulted Adele. “
The presenter said he would “never knowingly disrespect” the singer, to whom he apologized, adding: his character. “
Following the controversy, Sony declined to release the footage from the interview.