Paloma Faith claps back after being called “fake” at the Brits

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Singer Paloma Faith explains her reaction at losing out on a Brit award last month after social media users called her “fake”. 

From explaining why she’s keeping her child’s gender a secret to calling out employers on maternity leave for mothers, Paloma Faith is always one to stand up for herself or others – especially when she’s been labelled as “fake”.

Which is why the singer-songwriter has now spoken out about her reaction caught on camera at this year’s Brits when she lost out on scooping Best British Female Award to Dua Lipa. The singer decided to laugh, and people called her out on her over-the-top reaction on social media. 

“Oh, Paloma Faith reaction to losing out on #BestBritishFemaleSoloArtist was class,” one user posted. 

“Big fake laugh from Paloma Faith there #BRITs2018,” another user wrote.

“I feel like everyone’s always looking for the reaction of the person who didn’t win,” Faith told

“That’s why they put the camera on you - it’s because it’s sensational.”

“The reason why I did that pretend laugh was purely to draw attention to that. Whatever I did would’ve been analysed,” she added.

“I was genuinely not expecting to win, and I was not unhappy that I didn’t win. I’ve got one already, I don’t need two.”

The singer-songwriter also previously spoke of her disappointment in the male attendees at this year’s Brits for not showing support for the #MeToo movement or Time’s Up initiative.

Speaking to BBC News the singer said: “The only thing I’m upset about tonight is not more men carrying white roses. I think they should have.”

Most female attendees including Dua Lipa, Emma Bunton and Cheryl Cole, carried white roses in their hands or pinned them to their clothes.

We hear ya, Faith. 

Images: Rex Features