Sunday, May 15, 2011

Queen banned from Alaska high school due to Freddie Mercury's sexual orrentation

Just recently, crazy news has surfaced from Watsilla, Alaska. At Watsilla High School, principal Dwight Probasco has stopped the school's symphonic jazz choir from performing rock band Queen's "Bohemian Rhapsody" at the upcoming graduation ceremony. Why? Apparently, a parent complained to Probasco that the band's late lead singer Freddie Mercury was a gay man. So in short, "Bohemian Rhapsody" by Queen has been banned since the singer and composer, Freddie Mercury, was a gay man. This news has made headlines and has even led to one angry choir member to get a LGBT support group nearby Anchorage to get involved, who helped her get this referred to an attorney for the American Civil Liberties Union. To avoid being a target of the ACLU, Probasco has allowed the choir to sing "Bohemian Rhapsody"...under one condition: the choir does not sing the the verse about Mercury killing a man. 
I was very angry when I heard this news. This just comes to show that there are people who are completely ignorant of the music and the people behind it. Well, then I suppose the school can't perform anything by Elton John, Liberace, or Aaron Copeland. In fact, I think Freddie wrote a song about Mr. Probasco 35 years ago (although it's really about Queen's former manager at the time). The song is called "Death On Two Legs". You're welcome. 

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