Queen icon Brian May expressed his opinion on Queen biopic Bohemian Rhapsody being censored by Oman Air.
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“Great movies on this plane! ? “Bohemian Rhapsody”, eh ?! I had to take a look at it – to check out how much our movie had been ‘expurgated’ for showing on Oman Air.
Yep – they sure hacked away it – no kissing, no ‘bollocks’, and Freddie wasn’t even allowed to quite get to the point of ‘confessing’ to Mary – thought it was pretty clear what the scene was about. By the end, I really did feel that a lot of the film’s message was lost. Which made me sad. But then again, a lot of the good stuff DID come across even in this version.
And – you know – it’s easy to get all superior and disapproving about this stuff – but it wasn’t so long ago that The Rolling Stones were only allowed to perform on the USA’s Ed Sullivan Show if they changed “Let’s Spend the Night Together” to “Let’s Spend Some Time Together” !! Don’t believe me? Check it out on YouTube! Maybe we’re not so liberal and progressive as we think we are!
Or maybe, for every nation, it takes time and tolerance and … compromise? To get to a good place. One of the things I’ve learned from animal campaigning is that shouting doesn’t always get you what you want. Bri ????
Thanks, folks – I’ve enjoyed reading your comments. I don’t usually have time – but today I’m a captive audience and – I’ve learned a thing or two from this. Take care out there. We SHALL overcome. Bri.”
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