The co-founder and legendary guitarist of Queen, Brian May, recently posted a video of himself grunting with vexation on his Instagram account and wrote an emotional message in which he expressed his frustration and disillusionment after the latest happenings in the United Kingdom.
As you probably know, Brian May enjoys using his social media accounts, and especially his Instagram account, to inform his fans about his latest projects as a musician, entrepreneur, and scientist, to raise awareness on social matters, to show his support charities, and share his views about music.
Aside from his successful career as a rockstar, Brian May is also known for his kindness, positive attitude, and love towards his fans. Even though he often posts positive and inspirational messages on his Instagram account, that was not the case this time as Brian May seems to be fed up.
In the caption of his recent Instagram post, Brian May expressed his frustration towards the incompetency of the government in relation to their response to the global pandemic, the ‘idiocy’ of Brexit, and the new form of social media law enforcement which has helped some but has also harmed so many.
May said that he’s unable to do his job as a musician which is already upsetting but the fact that the construction industry has not hit the breaks at all during COVID-19 is even more infuriating because the construction workers ‘are daily forced to cram themselves on virus-ridden public transport, continuing to work, endangering themselves, just so a few rich speculators can get even richer.’
He went on to say that the only explanation for this is that Boris Johnson and his allies don’t care about keeping the economy running as they say but are rather trying to benefit from this lockdown as the ‘top-level business moguls’ who are not being locked down like the small businesses, cafes, pubs, etc. will keep on building a fortune which contributes to the Tory Party funds and in a way ensure that Johnson will get re-elected.
May went on to say that while all activities bringing people together are restricted, that’s not the case when it comes to hunting. Brian May went on about the UK restrictions that lock down some but encourage others to flourish and said that he cannot get over this feeling of disgust while wishing that maybe tomorrow will be a happier day.
Here’s what Brian May said in the caption of his recent Instagram post:
“Biking my way through the lockdown. I generally try to post positivity on these pages. Haven’t felt much of that in the last few days, so I guess I haven’t been very communicative. I guess I feel if I start spilling my feelings about the way things are right now I will never stop. Our politicians’ staggering lack of leadership in response to the Covid plague, the idiocy of Brexit, the lies everywhere that spread faster and wider than the truth, the absence of compassion and forgiveness, the blind faith of believing that if you forcibly change people’s vocabulary you will change how they feel and behave… a global society which constantly looks for reasons to throw stones at people instead of looking for the good in them. Trial, conviction, and sentencing by social media and mob rule.
He went on to say:
In my own case, we are struggling with a bereavement – a death which somehow seems to underline the deaths of so many and so much that we have seen over the last 12 months. Yep – not much positivity there. In the current situation, I’m unable to do my job – of making music – and yet I look out of my window every morning and see the construction industry carrying on as if there was no Covid. These are the folks who are daily forced to cram themselves on virus-ridden public transport, continuing to work, endangering themselves, just so a few rich speculators can get even richer. Next time Boris Johnson talks about saving the ‘economy,’ take a moment to wonder what he’s talking about. The small shopkeepers? The pub landlords? The restauranteurs? He’d like you to think so.
But then think of the top-level business moguls who will benefit from NOT being locked down, and ask yourselves which of them might make the biggest contribution to Tory Party funds, to help him get re-elected next time. Am I being callous? Well, give me another reason why the construction industry would have been made exempt from the Covid restrictions – and an exemption made earlier on, in the restriction on numbers in groups gathering – for HUNTING!? Sorry folks – I can’t get over my feeling of disgust this morning. I’ll try to find something jolly tomorrow! Bri. 💥”
Click here to check out the video and message that Brian May posted on his Instagram account.