23-year-old Ada Hegerberg claimed her place in history when she became the first woman to win the Ballon d’Or award, the top honour in the world of soccer. The award has only been awarded to men for the past 60 years or so.

The event was held at the Grand Palais in Paris. However, as Hegerberg accepted the honour and gave a heartfelt speech on women, the power of dreams and why it is so important for young girls to believe in themselves, the Norwegian athlete found herself asked an idiotic, sexist and inappropriate question by the event’s host, French disc jockey Martin Solveig.


“Do you know how to twerk?” Solveig asked to which the athlete responded shortly: “No.”


The moment was captured on video and the quickly went viral on social media with many slamming Solveig’s behaviour. The DJ released a statement saying it was all meant in good fun and that he was shocked at the online reactions. He also blamed his poor English skills and his lack of understanding of English culture. Finally, he released another statement saying that the joke was in poor taste.