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Lewis Capaldi Claps Back At Follower Who Criticised His BRIT Award Speech

Lewis Capaldi Claps Back At Follower Who Criticised His BRIT Award Speech

Lewis Capaldi has hit back at Brit Award viewers who criticised him for promoting an "unhealthy relationship with alcohol" during the ceremony.

The 23-year-old, who took home two awards at Tuesday night's ceremony, was criticised online after taking booze on stage with him while collecting his awards.

"We have an unhealthy relationship with alcohol in Scotland. This doesn't help," repeated one Twitter user three times alongside a photo of Capaldi clutching his bottle of Buckfast and BRIT award.

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"imagine having a drink on my first night off in months after winning two BRIT awards, can you believe it?!," the Glaswegian quipped back.

The singer won big at the awards taking home his first ever BRITs for Song of the Year and Best New Artist, and took to the stage to deliver some hilarious (and sweary) speeches, alternating between the Scottish wine drink and a beer, respectively.

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"It's a disgrace. Not on," said one person.

"I felt embarrassed watching that. Buckfast of all things. You could see Tom Jones cringe in the background," said another.

The singer took to the stage clutching a bottle of Buckfast (Credit: PA)
The singer took to the stage clutching a bottle of Buckfast (Credit: PA)

But many backed the singer, agreeing he should be allowed to have a drink and not be judged for it.

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"Yeah!!! Lewis is drinking!! Lets witch hunt him for drinking!!! He's having a good time!!! How can we let this happen?!????," responded one supporter.

"Were the Brits being hosted in Scotland? Was Lewis Capaldi the only one having a drink? Is Lewis Capaldi (or anyone else) responsible for alcohol problems in Scotland because he had a drink at an awards ceremony?," penned another.

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"Had he been swigging Moët I bet she wouldn't have tweeted," opinioned a third.

Too right. Can we just let this guy enjoy his night and have a drink?

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The 'Hold Me While You Wait' singer accepted his first ever BRIT Award for Best New Artist, staggering on the stage swigging from a bottle as he went.

Lewis took a swig of his drink during his speech (Credit: PA)
Lewis took a swig of his drink during his speech (Credit: PA)

However, ITV had to mute the star's speech as he started swearing before the watershed of 9pm."Thank you very f***ing much, see you later," Lewis, 23, can be heard saying.

Accepting his second award for Best Song with his hit single, 'Someone You Loved' Lewis also referenced ex-girlfriend Paige Turley, who is a contestant in this year's Love island.

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Addressing reports that the track is about the islander, he said: "Thanks very much... many people think this song is about my ex-girlfriend.

The Scot took home two gongs for Best New Artist and Song of the Year (Credit: PA)
The Scot took home two gongs for Best New Artist and Song of the Year (Credit: PA)

"But it's about my grandmother who sadly passed away. I hope that ITV don't contact her to be on a reality TV show."

He also added: "And thanks for my grandmother for dying!"

Featured Image Credit: PA

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Ciara is a freelance writer working for Tyla. After graduating with an English Lit and Media degree from the University of Sussex, Ciara held jobs at GLAMOUR and Yahoo Style before packing up for a solo travelling trip around South America.