Ghost went home the first honor for Favorite Rock Album in 2022 American Music Awards Sunday night (Nov. 20), but fans have noticed what appeared to be a lack of awareness of the act that won the honor. While Tobias Forge‘s red carpet moment in which a photographer referred to him as “Mr. Ghost” has been trending since the weekend on Twitter, another facepalm moment has also surfaced where the seated photo used to identify the members of Ghost at the ceremony, showed the wrong band.
The sitting image fork was discovered in a Just Jared photo gallery and quickly became fodder for discussion about Save your, where it was revealed that the photo used to seat Ghost at the ceremony was actually a press photo for the band Love Ghost. a Los Angeles-based act.
The answers came quickly. One commenter stated: “How do you mess up so bad, wft?” Another called out the disrespect between the photo gaffe and the red carpet “Mr. Ghost” shout-out, saying: “Wow. Just…wow. They didn’t get the best and brightest for the AMAs, did they? This is pretty hard to screw up but they pulled it off! I think it’s pretty damn disrespectful journalists didn’t bother to learn the stage name (Mr Ghost!) then get the picture of Ghost so wrong when pictures are such a big part of the music. He won his category and they didn’t get anything right. Do better, dumb ass. Sorry. It just pisses me off.”
Yet another commenter offered a potential reason for the photo frenzy, saying, “I’m guessing they didn’t want the masked pics and assumed they were the unmasked ones lmao.”
Although the AMAs took place on Sunday, the outrage over what happened at the American Music Awards for Forge has continued to be a hot topic on social media, with “Tobias Forge” still trending Wednesday morning.
Others on Twitter pointed out that Forge actually flew in to appear at the ceremony and accept the award, even though his category was not included in the telecast. See a selection of tweets highlighting disrespect below.
Ghost were the winners of the first category Favorite Rock Album for Impera at the 2022 American Music Awards. The fan-voted honor saw Ghost top 2022 records from Coldplay, Imagine Dragons, Machine Gun Kelly and Red Hot Chili Peppers to take home the trophy.
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