Queen guitarist Brian May has mentioned music icon Freddie Mercury would have had a difficulty with at the moment’s woke brigade amid information the Brit Awards is scrapping its Male and Female classes
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Queen legend Brian May has blasted at the moment’s woke culture and mentioned Freddie Mercury would have struggled with it.
The guitarist, 74, made his feedback as he lambasted the Brit Awards for scrapping their Male and Female classes.
He mentioned Freddie Mercury, who died aged 45 in 1991 after contacting AIDS, would have discovered the PC culture “difficult”.
He mentioned: “For occasion, Freddie got here from Zanzibar, he wasn’t British, he wasn’t white as such – no one cares, no one ever, ever mentioned it.
“He was a musician, he was our buddy, he was our brother. We didn’t have to cease and assume: ‘Ooh, now, ought to we work with him?
Is he the appropriate color? Is he the appropriate sexual proclivity?’
“None of that happened, and now I find it frightening that you have to be so calculating
about everything.” Brian believes even Queen, who have gained 4 Brits, would not be thought of various sufficient in
the trendy age.
“We would be compelled to have individuals of various colors and completely different sexes and we would have to have a trans [person].
“You know life doesn’t have to be like that. We can be separate and different.”
Brian was talking towards the choice to have an Artist of the Year award as an alternative of separate ones after non-binary singer Sam Smith criticised the ceremony for missing inclusion.
It means Adele and Ed Sheeran are more likely to go head-to-head at February’s ceremony.
Critics argue that feminine singers may very well be ignored as they have been at beforehand male-dominated awards.
Attending ITV ’s Palooza on the Royal Festival Hall together with his spouse Anita Dobson, Brian mentioned: “It’s a call that has been made with out sufficient thought.
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“A lot of things work quite well and can be left alone.
“I get so sick of people trying to change things without thinking of the long-term consequences. Some of these things are an improvement, some of them are not.”
The singer mentioned that in society at current there may be an “atmosphere of fear everywhere because people are afraid to say how they really think”.
“I think so many people are feeling ‘hang on, this isn’t quite right.’ But they don’t dare say anything. Eventually there will be some kind of explosion.”
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