Harry Styles Seemed To Address The Controversy Around His "People Like Me" Grammys Speech

    Harry sparked a huge backlash after saying in his Grammys acceptance speech that "this doesn’t happen to people like me very often."

    OK, so you probably heard about the backlash Harry Styles got over his Grammys speech last week.

    Closeup of Harry Styles

    He was accepting the award for Album of the Year when he made a comment about how "this doesn’t happen to people like me very often" — which sparked a huge backlash and debate on white privilege given that white cis men, like Harry, have historically won the award the most.

    Harry Styles accepting his Grammy

    did harry styles just say “this doesn’t happen to people like me very often” when winning album of the year.. like you’re a straight cis white guy lol

    Twitter: @lovesickseba

    harry styles, a WHITE MAN, standing up on the grammy stage with the aoty award in his hands talking about “this doesn’t happen to people like me” is so sinister like sir??? i need you to be so fcking fr it only ever happens to “people like you”

    Twitter: @jikookology

    harry styles really just said “this doesn’t happen to people like me very often” like what #Grammys

    Twitter: @chrishobann Max

    "This doesn't happen to people like me very often" - Harry Styles winning AOTY at the Grammys 2023 A black woman hasn't won in over 20 years and a Hip Hop artist hasn't won in 19 years. A white man won in 2015.

    Twitter: @thoughtfulbae

    Others on Twitter, however, argued that Harry meant someone with his kind of upbringing.

    Well, now, it appears Harry has addressed the backlash. While accepting the Artist of the Year honor at last night's BRIT Awards, he said he was "grateful" for the award and that he understood his privilege well.

    Closeup of Harry Styles

    "I'm really, really grateful for this, and I'm very aware of my privilege up here tonight," he shared in his speech, before shouting out snubbed artists like Rina Sawayama, Charli XCX, Mabel, Florence + the Machine, and Becky Hill.

    Closeup of Harry Styles

    You can see Harry's speech right here:

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