Nich Starling wrote:
What astonishes me is that the public’s view of Freddie was of a man prepared to send himself up at every opportunity in videos and his concert clothing, yet you imagine, in death, that this is offensive to his memory.
This comes over as an exercise in keeping financial control rather than a proper look at the spirit this whole Gorillas project was done in.
As ever when someone wants to censor, you quote a few people comments about it being insulting, forgetting the silent majority who felt differently. I wonder how you’d have felt had the handful of people who felt the video to “I want to break free” was insulting had got the video banned ?
Brian replied – SEE SOAPBOX
Nich, honestly, I’m very bored with this subject now.
This was not in any way my decision. All I did was try to find out what really had happened, because I had been asked.
I have done that, and I’ve also given my opinion, as you saw, but that is all it is – an opinion. I’m certainly not going to try to tell Freddie’s estate what to do, and I suggest you don’t either – it’s none of our business – either of us.
From the responses I have had, I think it’s fair to say that the ‘silent majority’ seem to agree with my analysis, and that the paint job was opportunistic and in bad taste.
I’m not interested in getting into any more discussions on this topic.
All the best
Brian, I appreciate your response. Many thanks Nich Starling
I appreciate your generosity, Nich. I hope I wasn’t too abrupt.
All the best
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