The legendary guitarist and songwriter with rock group Queen told TalkRADIO the BBC is refusing to play any charity record except the BBC’s Children in Need one as he revealed his latest charity song to raise money for Breast Cancer Awareness was also rejected by the broadcasters. Brian May told radio host Kevin O’Sullivan: “BBC Radio 2 refuses to play any charity record except for the BBC Children in Need one.”
The revelation sparked the shocked reaction of the radio host who blasted: “Are you kidding, Brian? You’re kidding!”
The guitarist replied: “Apparently, it’s true. I was absolutely flabbergasted because really I would have thought, if I was in that position, all that matters is how good is the music.”
Mr O’Sullivan added: “But also, Brian, let’s cut to the chase.
“This is for a very, very important cause. It’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
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“Obviously you’re doing this to get awareness out there and this is supporting the Target Ovarian Cancer and the Caron Keating Foundation.
“To be honest with you, I think the BBC should be playing this single partly because of what I just heard is a very good single.”
Mr May replied: “I feel very good about it. I’ve been in this business a long time.
“I know a good record when I hear it.
“And I think it fits the bill.”
More people echoed: “Again the BBC, the taxpayer-funded state broadcaster fails to serve its people.
“The degree to which it is disconnected from the British public is astonishing! Time to put old Auntie Beeb out of her misery. Turn off life support…all dead and gone.”
“Totally nuts. Why wouldn’t people support this great cause…if you have any sense that is. Seems the woke BBC are like the NHS, fixation on this virus and sod everything else,” added another fan.
Finally, one said: “Doesn’t surprise me. And they wonder why people are cancelling their licences.”