Brian May of Queen for Gender Neutral Awards: I’m Tired of People Making Thoughtless Changes

Legendary Queen guitarist Brian May has criticized the decision for the British Music Awards (BRIT Awards) to no longer have different awards for male and female performers, and for the artist award to be one and gender neutral.

“This is a decision that has been made without enough thought. Many things work well and should be left that way,” May told the British Mirror.

“I’m tired of people trying to change things without thinking about the long-term consequences,” he added, explaining that some changes are improvements, but others are not.

May even points out that he thinks the Queen would not be considered a diverse enough gang today to receive awards at such ceremonies.

“They would force us to have [в бандата] members with different skin color, different genders and would need to have a trance[сексуален човек]. You know that in life it should not be so. We can be separate and different, “May said.

“Freddy [Меркюри] he came from Zanzibar, he was not British, he was not white as such – no one cared, no one ever discussed him. He was a musician, he was our friend, he was our brother. We didn’t have to stop and think, “Oh, do you have to work with it? With the right color [на кожата] is it Is it with the right sexual inclinations? “” Nothing like that has happened and I find it frightening that now you have to be so calculating about everything, “says May.

For the so-called A culture of revocation adds that it creates “an atmosphere of fear everywhere because people are afraid to say what they really think.” According to him, this will lead to some kind of “explosion”.

Shortly after posting these comments, May found himself forced to explain on Instagram what he meant. He said he was “waited on” by a journalist after an event, and his words were twisted to imply that he was not friendly to transgender people.

In his post, the guitarist apologizes to anyone who has felt offended and points out that his heart is open to people of all races, genders and sexualities, adding that everyone deserves respect and an equal place in the world.

The decision of the management of the so-called The BRIT Awards to make the awards gender neutral came after criticism from musician Sam Smith that there is a lack of acceptance of performers who do not identify as male or female (as is the case with him).

British music awards are becoming gender neutral


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