Piers Morgan is way from joyful on the criticism in the direction of the Rolling Stones’ hit Brown Sugar because the band pull it from its playlist
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Piers Morgan has hit out on the Rolling Stones for selecting to retire one in all their best-selling data following outcry over its lyrics.
The band, who’re at the moment touring in America, initially launched Brown Sugar in 1971 underneath the title Black P**** earlier than Mick Jagger determined the identify was too “nitty-gritty”.
Within the first verse, the tune talks about slaves being offered and crushed in Louisiana and makes references to a “slaver” that whips “girls simply round midnight”.
Different lyrics embody: “Brown Sugar, how come you style so good? Ah, acquired me feelin’ now for brown sugar, similar to a black woman ought to.”
The band had determined to swap the lyrics “black woman” for “younger woman” however that did not cease the outcry from sure sections of the general public.
And due to that, the band have determined to drag the tune from any of its additional live shows – a call that has infuriated the previous Good Morning Britain presenter.
Piers, 56, mentioned it is “unimaginable” that folks can discover offence with the lyrics “in an period when rap lyrics are riddled with not simply hardcore sexual content material but in addition vile misogyny, sexism, homophobia, rape fantasies and violence together with entreaties to kill the police”.
Writing in his Mail On-line column, Piers described the band’s choice to oust their tune as “a giant deal”, saying it’s their second most performed tune of their complete catalogue.
He took intention at band member Keith Richards, blasting him for “not having the abdomen to face up for your self” after the musician mentioned he would not need to get into conflicts over the tune.
Piers then tried to defend the tune saying it’s a tune that’s “geared toward defending and supporting black girls, not one which seeks to denigrate them or make gentle of slavery”.
And he blamed the “woke-fuelled narrative” for attempting to say the tune – and due to this fact the band – is racist.
He claims that the tune’s “ban” follows within the footsteps of different hit tunes being pulled, reminiscent of Child It is Chilly Outdoors and says no one would dare go after rappers for his or her lyrics regardless of many being “appallingly racist”.
Keith himself did declare that he hopes the tune might at some point return to the band’s set.
Chatting with The Los Angeles Instances, he mentioned he nonetheless hopes the band can “resurrect the babe” sooner or later.
Mick additionally mentioned they must see the way it goes.
“We have performed Brown Sugar each night time since 1970, so typically you assume, we’ll take that one out for now and see the way it goes,” he mentioned.
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