The BBC people are asking this year’s representative for the country in the contest, Mae Muller, to focus in the next month until Eurovision 2023 only on the song and leave any political comments.
The BBC asks to avoid political comments
British public television bosses have issued guidelines to Mae Muller on what’s allowed and what’s not, ahead of next month’s Eurovision Song Contest in Liverpool.
Mae Muller who took the media by storm a few days ago with what I had posted on her Twitter account about former Prime Minister Boris Johnson. Deputies of the ruling party, as well as conservative media, criticized the 25-year-old singer for what she had posted on her social networks.
In one of her tweets, which many readers criticized as unacceptable, the singer said she “doesn’t feel sorry for Boris Johnson” and that she “has no sympathy for him”. Former Prime Minister Boris Johnson was hospitalized at the time due to Covid.
Mae Muller against JK Rowling this time
Commenting on a photo of Harry Potter author JK Rowling holding a sign that read: “Get your hands off my f****** rights”, the young singer said:
Not transphobic talking about rights, what’s going on here.
Earlier Mae Muller had described JK Rowling a defender of women’s rights and against the trans movement, as annoying.
People from Mae Muller’s record company confirmed to the press that the BBC asked the artist to only deal with the song and her participation in the upcoming contest and not with politics.
Both the BBC and her managers are acutely aware of the need for her not to be known for her controversial statements, rather than for good music.
Mae Muller has not hidden her political beliefs, since in the last election she publicly expressed her support for the Labor Party.
It should be noted that the United Kingdom’s Eurovision song is not political in nature. Also, the political statements and activism that artists make outside of the competition do not affect the non-political character of Eurovision.
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