Benji Webbe Disrespects BABYMETAL at the Kerrang! Awards

Japanese metal idol band, BABYMETAL, are in the middle of a world tour, and while in London the band attended the Kerrang! Awards, sponsored by the UK’s Karrang! music magazine. This wasn’t their first time attending, either. In 2015, BABYMETAL took home the organization’s Spirit of Independence Award, and this time they followed up on that success by winning Kerrang’s title of Best Live Band of 2016.

The upset occurred as 18-year-old Suzuka Nakamoto began her acceptance speech for winning the “Best Live Band of 2016” award, with 49-year-old award presenter Benji Webbe – singer for Welsh band Skindred – deciding it was OK to constantly interrupt her:

Soon after the event, Benji Webbe took to Twitter to deliver a “sincere” apology:

Of course, many BABYMETAL fans have been finding it difficult to accept and have voiced their thoughts:

Source: Japan Today

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