An Australian TV Reporter Was Suspended For Two Weeks After He Admitted To Not Listening To Adele’s Album During An Interview With Her
“Just suspended? Bitch should be imprisoned for life” said every disciple of Adele who has already memorized every lyric on her new album 30 and had their favorite lyric tattooed on the insides of their eyelids.
Adele’s critically-loved fourth studio album 30 came out on Friday, and was streamed over 60 million times on Spotify in its first day, and hit #1 on the iTunes album chart just hours after it came out. So there are some Adele fans who would’ve given their favorite child’s best kidney to listen to it early. Matt Doran, the host of Australian’s Weekend Sunrise, got the chance to listen to it early since he was interviewing Adele about it, but his lazy ass didn’t even bother. And he didn’t even pull some “furiously read the Cliffs Notes version minutes before the book quiz is given” shit. Matt admitted to Adele that he didn’t listen to the album he was interviewing her about. It got him suspended from his job for two weeks. It also got him inducted into the You Had ONE Job Hall of Shame.
The Daily Telegraph (via Pedestrian.tv) says that Matt Doran and a camera crew flew from Sydney to London on November 4th for an exclusive interview with her. Adele’s 30 is 58 minutes and 14 seconds long and Pedestrian says that the flight from Sydney to London is around 23 hours, so obviously, Matt had plenty of time to listen to it on the flight repeatedly. And he’d still have time to take a long Ambien-induced nap and watch all of the Lord of the Ring movies. But Matt decided to shit on a little thing called “research” and winged it. And in a shocking turn of events, that was not a good decision. Sources say that Matt was given 20 to 30 minutes to interview Adele, which was a big deal because usually Australian reporters only get 10 minutes max. And about halfway through the interview, Adele apparently noticed that Matt was struggling to ask questions about 30. So she straight-up asked him what he thought about her album, and he had no fucks to give and decided to be bold as hell when he said, “I haven’t listened to it.”
Some sources claim that Adele was offended and walked out, but other sources say that the interview was already over anyway. Whatever the case may be, Adele’s label Sony refused to let Sunrise’s network, Seven, air the footage. And because of that, Matt was punished with a two-week suspension. Seven reportedly paid $1 million for the package, which included Adele’s One Night Only special and her interview with Oprah.
While the interview was filmed by Seven’s camera crew, Sony had full access to the footage and refused to release it to the TV network. That led to Seven reportedly chopping together a montage of Aussie artists singing covers of Adele’s tracks instead. Matt Doran was also suspended for two weeks.
“Seven is obviously angry about it,” a source told The Daily Telegraph.
“Matt was reprimanded. He had links, he should have done the research.”
So Seven lost money because Matt Dolan didn’t bother to do the #1 thing on his job description and they still kept his ass?! And he really re-defined audacity by not even pretending like he listened to it by doing a slow wall slide of bawling sadness when she asked him his thoughts. If he did that, Adele would’ve shrugged and said, “That’s most people’s reaction to it. Carry on!”
In other Adele news, before 30 was released, she asked Spotify to remove the default shuffle button from album pages because it messes with the musical journey that artistes create. Spotify granted Adele’s wish (although Variety says that the shuffle button is still there “on the icon that displays the song or album currently playing“).
This was the only request I had in our ever changing industry! We don’t create albums with so much care and thought into our track listing for no reason. Our art tells a story and our stories should be listened to as we intended. Thank you Spotify for listening 🍷♥️ https://t.co/XWlykhqxAy
— Adele (@Adele) November 21, 2021
I don’t have Spotify, I have Apple Music. So I decided to be a real rebel badass and press the shuffle button on Adele’s 30. And in related news, I’m typing this from a bed in the ER after I was struck by lightning.