Just for the record, although this article
[QUEEN IS THE CHAMPION OVER DONALD TRUMP AND THE RNC — SORT OF (Forbes 26 July 2016)]
says I declined to comment, that’s incorrect. I’ve checked, and not only was I never asked for a quote, but no inquiry reached either our manager or our publicist. I did not refuse to comment. I wasn’t asked.
In response to numerous requests for a quote on Elizabeth Banks entry to the Democratic Convention to the strains of ‘We are the Champions’ (purely personally again – not an official Queen statement) this is what I think :
I think it’s fair to say Trump has been trumped !
I suppose, in a sense, Elizabeth Banks use of the song AS WELL as Donald Trump restores the balance. She didn’t ask either, but her lampoon did make me laugh. Watching Donald Trump parade himself to ‘We Are The Champions’ gave me a sinister feeling – but Elizabeth’s ‘performance’ was clearly light-hearted. Realistically, it seems we have little choice in these matters, but given the choice between our record being used to promote hatred and intolerance, or being used for comedy, I’d take the latter.
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