Alaska: Wasilla HS tried to ban Queen's Bohemian Rhapsody because Freddie Mercury was gay
I guess that we shouldn’t be surprised by the level of ignorance at the school where Sarah Palin hails from. (LezGetReal):
Legendary Queen front man, Freddie Mercury is still causing a ruckus, even though he’s been dead for close to 20 years. Principal Dwight Probasco of Wasilla High School in Alaska decided that after hearing from a graduating seniors’ parents that Mercury was gay, decided to pull the jazz choir‘s rendition of “Bohemian Rhapsody” for senior graduation. Not sure who originally chose the song but at least it shows a great taste in music.
Perhaps the parents felt that the gay would rub off during the course of the performance, either way, Probasco was quick to ban the song in order to appease the parents.
One choir member was so outraged by this asshattery that she contacted the ACLU and the principal backed down and let the song be used – but insisted on omitting the line where Mercury refers to “killing a man.”
According to the principal’s logic, as some of my Facebook friends noted. that would mean no more work of these artists at Wasilla…
- Cole Porter
- Aaron Copland
- Judas Priest (Rob Halford)
- Johnny Mathis
- Elton John
- Melissa Etheridge
- Dusty Springfield
- K.D. Lang
- Tracy Chapman
- Boy George
- Michael Stipe
- George Michael
- Leonard Bernstein
I’m sure you can add to that list, lol.