Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.


One Direction booed at French music awards

17 December 2013, 14:03

Paris - One Direction were booed at the NRJ Music Awards.

The British boy band were greeted with malicious jeers as they took to the stage at the awards ceremony held at the Palais des Festivals in Cannes, France, to pick up their two trophies for Best International Group and Video of the Year for Best Song Ever.

French fans were outraged by the audience's spiteful reaction to 1D and took to Twitter to complain.

One ranted: "For those of you who booed 1D, if you're not happy you should have voted, you bunch of idiots! #NMA"

Another sadly declared: "Katy Perry's mic didn't work, One Direction were booed! We're not going to be seeing any more international stars here in the future... #NMA"

Even those who aren't fans of 1D's brand of pop defended them on the social networking site.

An angry user wrote:"I don't understand why One Direction were booed bearing in mind that THEY actually made the effort to come to France. Everyone has different tastes! #nma"

It has happened before

Katy Perry - who picked up two prizes including Song of the Year for Roar - gave her pals' confidence a boost, however, by dedicating her Best International Female Artist gong to Harry Styles, Niall Horan, Louis Tomlinson, Liam Payne and Zayn Malik.

She said: "I would like to thank my French Katycats, I love you. I would also like to dedicate this award to One Direction. Without you, I wouldn't be here. Thanks!"

This comes after One Direction were booed at the MTV VMAs in August and were given a pep talk by Lady Gaga backstage, who reassured them they were worthy winners. 

Electro pop sensation Stromae, Bruno Mars, French singer Tal and James Arthur were the other big winners of the night.

- BangShowBiz


Read News24’s Comments Policy

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.

Read more from our Users

Nigeria @ 56: Words to my green f...

A leader’s job is not to dictate, but rather to be respected, admired and be a trustee, of the land we love, with so much potential, a land which should be freer than free. Its still a long way to fufilling our destiny! Read more...

Submitted by
Isaac Asabor263
Recession: An opportunity for Nig...

The recession should be seen as an opportunity for the country’s promotion as long as we all collectively conduct ourselves in a patriotic manner, writes Isaac Asabor.  Read more...

Submitted by
Black and White

We want to imitate the whites in everything because we are ignorant of our inherent originality and content. We spend all our Naira to acquire his inventions because we so oblivious of our natural endowments that we allow him have it for free. Read more...

Submitted by
Nate Nat
Adamawa State University Mubi: A ...

ADSU integrity forum has accused the Sunday Joshua Wugira, a lawyer, of adopting unorthodox tactics by abusing his privilege by attacking the integrity of ADSU Vice Chancellor Dr. Moses Zira Zaruwa, writes a News24 reader. Read more...

Submitted by
Abdulsalam Jubril
My Country Nigeria (Part One)

Poetry by Abdulsalam Jubril.

Submitted by
Abdulsalam Jubril
Recession, dearth in leadership a...

Every leader has the opportunity to become great and making himself immortal in the lives and hearts of people for generations to come. Will Mr. President seize this opportunity?, questions Abdulsalam Jubril. Read more...