The It’s Not Me, It’s You singer said the incident was a symbol of anti-female sentiment in the music industry.

Allen tweeted: “I’d rather hear adeles acceptance speech. I can’t say I’m surprised. It was like the music industry’s attitude to women played out as a metaphor.”

Other stars like Kimberley Walsh from Girls Aloud and The Saturdays’ Mollie King voiced their discontent on Twitter.

Walsh said: “Still can’t actually believe they cut Adele of last night! #baffled.”

King said: “Soooo what did everyone think of the Brits?? Anyone else want to hear what @Adele had to say?? 10 o’clock news??…10 o’clock snooze!!!”

Host James Corden has already admitted was “upset” that he had to stop the Grammy superstar, suggesting ITV could have delayed its News at Ten.

He said he was told to move in before he actually did – just after Adele said “thank you”.

He said: “The whole room was on its feet and they (the producers) said ‘you’ve got to do it now.”

“And then essentially it was just such a surreal moment and everything you can hear in your ear is about five people having an argument and there’s one overriding voice saying ‘James, you have to’.”

After he cut her off, the Chasing Pavements singer flipped her middle finger in annoyance.

Adele has since apologized, explaining that it was not directed at fans, but at the organisers who prevented her from giving her full speech.

She said: “I was about to thank the British public for their support. They cut me off, sorry if I offended anyone but the suits offended me.”