Friday, February 08, 2008

Brian May respects the Spears

Plodding Queen musical We Will Rock You has been revised at the request of Brian May, who didn't feel it right to have a character called Britney any more:

"We have taken out references to her in deference to the fact she is going through such a hard time. The references have always been intended as good-natured fun and even a kind of tribute to her. But we didn't want there to be any risk of the show adding to her pain.

"We are very sensitive to the feelings of our fellow artists. We never feel comfortable with anything other than a non-destructive, affectionate gag."

Yes. We imagine that a throwaway reference in a terrible piece of musical theatre is probably the thing which keeps Britney awake at night right now.