Queen guitarist Brian May has criticized the BRIT Awards for its decision to scrap the gender categories, calling the “scary” move “a decision that was made without enough thought”.
Earlier this week, the British eliminated four awards – Male Solo Artist, Female Solo Artist, International Solo Artist and International Female Solo Artist – in favor of two gender-neutral categories – Artist of the Year and International Artist of the Year. Organizers said the change was to reward artists “only for their music and work, rather than how they choose to identify themselves or as others may see them” and was part of the event’s “commitment to developing the show to be as inclusive and relevant as possible.”
Talking to woman At the ITV Palauza event in London on November 23, May targeted the organizers of the UK’s biggest music awards for capitulating to the culture of wakefulness as he saw it and even suggested that Quinn, and even the late Freddie Mercury, could have struggled in the current climate.
“It’s a decision that was taken without enough thought. A lot of things work well and can be left alone,” May said.
“I’m tired of people trying to change things without thinking about the long-term consequences,” he added. “Some of these things are an improvement, some are not.”
Referring to the abolition of culture, May felt there was “an atmosphere of fear all around because people are afraid to say how they really think” before adding, “I think a lot of people feel like, ‘Wait, that’s not quite right. “But they don’t dare say anything. In the end, there will be some kind of explosion.”
The veteran rocker also spoke at length about former bandmate Freddie Mercury and how the band would struggle to be relevant today due to their lack of diversity and how things like that shouldn’t matter. “Freddy came from Zanzibar, he wasn’t British, he wasn’t white as such – nobody cared, nobody ever discussed him,” May said.
“He was a musician, and he was a friend of ours, and he was our brother. We didn’t have to stop and think: Oh, now, should we work with him? Is it the right color? Is it the right sexuality? None of it happened, and now I find that it’s It’s scary to be so anxious about everything.”
he added: “[Queen] We’re going to have to have people of different colors and different genders and we’re going to have to have transgender people [person]. You know life doesn’t have to be like this. We can be separate and different.”