Brian May is best known as the songwriter and guitar legend who backed Freddie Mercury in the British band Queen. The guitar master is also an astrophysicist and a noted environmentalist who has called on musicians to come together again and repeat 2007′s ‘Live Earth’ concerts, and is a not only a vegan, but is also an anti-Brexit liberal. So it’s surprising to see him on the anti-Cancel Culture team with the rest of us.
As reported by Stephen Crowder:
Of all the celebrities coming out, either intentionally or accidentally, as anti-woke, you wouldn’t assume it would be British celebrities. You know, what with England being a socialist hellhole. One that America broke up with, and we are never, ever, ever, getting back together. John Cleese has been vocal . JK Rowling’s battle with woke-nincompoops has been legend–wait for it–dary . Now, we can add Queen guitarist Brian May to the list.
May recently spoke out against the Brit Awards removing gender-specific award categories. I’m guessing a producer was afraid of what randos on Twitter would think and made the decision for faux-inclusion reasons. He then drew a comparison with his own band and late frontman Freddie Mercury. Mercury, besides being the greatest vocalist in the history of rock and roll, was out and about gay when it wasn’t fashionable to be so. In 2021, that wouldn’t be enough.
“We didn’t have to stop and think: ‘Ooh, now, should we work with [Freddie]? Is he the right color? Is he the right sexual proclivity?’ None of that happened, and now I find it frightening that you have to be so calculating about everything. …[Queen] would be forced to have people of different colors and different sexes and we would have to have a trans [person]. You know life doesn’t have to be like that.”
May also discussed social media and how the various platforms offer users ‘instant gratification’, but it also promotes cancel culture. When asked how Freddie would have handled this, he said: “I don’t find it easy living in this world today. I think Freddie would have been the same.”
The 74-year-old rocker also added that the legendary band Queen would “struggle to be relevant today” without a “trans person in the band”.
Welcome to the resistance, Brian.