Brian May says that the media twisted his words: “My heart is open as always to humans of all colours, all creeds, all sexes and sexualities”

Author Samuel Järvinen - 29.11.2021

We just reported on our website that Queen’s guitarist Brian May voiced his opinions over worries of cancel culture. According to various sources, such as Ultimate Classic Rock, May was interviewed by British ITV television network.

May commented, that in order for Queen to be successful had they started today, Queen should have “people of different colours and different sexes and a trans person – but life doesn’t have to be like that”.

Later on he went to say that “I worry about cancel culture. I think some of it is good but it also brings bad things and injustices. We think in different ways but they weren’t necessarily worse ways.”

Now May has clarified his statements on his social media. May says on Instagram that “predatory press hacks” distorted what he said:

“I was ambushed and completely stitched up by a journalist at the recent ITV event. And it’s led to a whole mess of press stories making it look like I’m unfriendly to trans people. Nothing could be further from the truth. My words were subtly twisted. I should have known better than to talk to those predatory Press hacks”, May writes and continues:

“Sincere apologies to anyone who has been hurt by the stories. My heart is open as always to humans of all colours, all creeds, all sexes and sexualities, all shapes and sizes – and all creatures. We all deserve respect and an equal place in this world. And my grateful thanks to all of you who stepped up to defend me in the last couple of days. It means so much that you have faith in me. With love – Bri”