Posted on February 8, 2023

Harry Styles Sparks Backlash With Grammys Acceptance Speech: ‘The Most White Privilege-Iest Thing’

Kendall Tietz, Fox News, February 7, 2023

Harry Styles took home the award for “Album of the Year” at Sunday night’s Grammy Awards, but his acceptance speech has prompted criticism from viewers accusing him of White privilege.

“I’m just so— This doesn’t happen to people like me very often and this is so, so nice,” Styles said {snip}

His last comment perplexed fans and viewers who pointed out that the overwhelming majority of Album of the Year winners have been White men like Styles.


Beyoncé was expected to win “Album of the Year,” and when she didn’t, many fans stated she had been snubbed for the fourth time in a row.

“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,” one user wrote.

“‘This doesn’t happen to people like me’ is the most white privilege-iest thing to ever be uttered at an awards show ever for all time,” tweeted NPR journalist Sam Sanders. {snip}