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ARIA Awards 2020: Australian audiences slam international viewers who want Harry Styles

Archie Roach’s induction into the ARIA Hall Of Fame was the most touching moment during the Australian Recording Industry Association Awards 2020 on Wednesday.

But online, some international viewers watching via livestream on YouTube appeared bored by the momentous occasion celebrating the legendary singer-songwriter’s lifetime achievement. 

‘I’m sorry but the #ARIAs are just too long and tbh kinda boring, I just wanna go to sleep so please announce international artist so I can finally sleep,’ tweeted one viewer streaming the awards. 

‘No sorry, the ARIAS aren’t going to “skip” this’: Australians have slammed international viewers for wanting to ‘skip’ the moment Archie Roach [pictured] was inducted into the Hall Of Fame during the Australian Recording Industry Association Awards 2020 on Wednesday

‘This is honestly the most boring and depressing #ARIAs ever. Guess it fits 2020!’ wrote another, as others fans kept asking: ‘Where is Harry?’

Australian audiences were not having any of it and were ‘disgusted’ by the lack of respect shown to the 64-year-old music icon.

‘No sorry, the ARIAS aren’t going to “skip to Harry’s part”,’ began one viewer.

‘This is a celebration of Australian artists. Just be patient and wait,’ they added, referring to British artist Harry Styles. 

Not impressed: 'I'm sorry but the #ARIAs are just too long and tbh kinda boring, I just wanna go to sleep so please announce international artist...' tweeted one fed up viewer

Not impressed: ‘I’m sorry but the #ARIAs are just too long and tbh kinda boring, I just wanna go to sleep so please announce international artist…’ tweeted one fed up viewer

Unimpressed: Online, some international viewers watching via livestream on YouTube appeared bored by the momentous occasion celebrating the legendary singer-songwriter's lifetime achievement

Unimpressed: Online, some international viewers watching via livestream on YouTube appeared bored by the momentous occasion celebrating the legendary singer-songwriter’s lifetime achievement

‘I’m disgusted at the international viewers are saying on the arias tag about Australian musicians, and now with the degradation of Archie Roach and his history.

‘If you cannot respect our industry, get lost,’ another added. 

‘The disrespect to the indigenous community by the international community is appalling,’ another viewer shared. 

  

'I'm disgusted': Australian audiences were not having any of it and were 'disgusted' by the lack of respect shown to the music icon

‘I’m disgusted’: Australian audiences were not having any of it and were ‘disgusted’ by the lack of respect shown to the music icon

Emotional: After Archie's heart wrenching performance, he thanked ARIA for the recognition. Archie is pictured via video link at The Star in Sydney

Emotional: After Archie’s heart wrenching performance, he thanked ARIA for the recognition. Archie is pictured via video link at The Star in Sydney

'No sorry, the ARIAS aren't going to "skip to Harry's part": Harry Styles [pictured] picked up the award for Best International Artist, and recorded a video acceptance speech on the night

‘No sorry, the ARIAS aren’t going to “skip to Harry’s part”: Harry Styles [pictured] picked up the award for Best International Artist, and recorded a video acceptance speech on the night

'Where is Harry?' The former One Direction star was a draw card for international viewers during the Australian music award show, with many asking about his appearance on Twitter

‘Where is Harry?’ The former One Direction star was a draw card for international viewers during the Australian music award show, with many asking about his appearance on Twitter

Meanwhile, there were many who praised Archie’s outstanding musical accolade, including one who tweeted: ‘The induction and musical performance by Archie Roach was so beautiful and special.’

‘I don’t know if anyone is watching the #Arias but Archie Roach is just ripping out hearts all over Australia. He just shines.’ 

‘To see Archie being inducted into the hall of fame is so beautiful, and what he deserves, he has worked so hard, and is so strong,’ one wrote.

‘Archie Roach’s story is so tragically beautiful I’m so glad I got to hear and learn from it plus his song is amazing and you can really see how it affects a crowd,’ another said. 

'He just shines': There was also plenty of viewers who praised Archie's outstanding musical accolade, including one who wrote: 'The induction and musical performance by Archie Roach was so beautiful and special'

‘He just shines’: There was also plenty of viewers who praised Archie’s outstanding musical accolade, including one who wrote: ‘The induction and musical performance by Archie Roach was so beautiful and special’

Careful! Archie said in his thank you speech: 'You never really think much about getting awards when you perform and write songs and perform your songs around the country'

Careful! Archie said in his thank you speech: ‘You never really think much about getting awards when you perform and write songs and perform your songs around the country’

After Archie’s heart wrenching performance of Took The Children Away, he thanked the ARIA for the recognition. 

‘You never really think much about getting awards when you perform and write songs and perform your songs around the country,’ he said.

‘They’re still as lethal looking as they ever were. You know, I hate to trip and fall on one,’ he joked about pointy award.

Later in the evening Archie won Best Male Artist for his 2019 album Tell Me Why. 

Going strong: Later in the evening Archie won Best Male Artist for his 2019 album Tell Me Why

Going strong: Later in the evening Archie won Best Male Artist for his 2019 album Tell Me Why


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