Glastonbury sparks backlash as followers lash out at ‘disgraceful’ political content material | Celebrity News | Showbiz & TV | EUROtoday

Get real time updates directly on you device, subscribe now.

Glastonbury Festival performances by Keane, Corrine Bailey Rae, Bloc Party and Kasabian had been marred for some followers by the fixed presence of Palestinian flags – and even an inflatable dinghy carrying “asylum seekers”. Political clashes loomed massive on the occasion, prompting one fan to take to Twitter and exclaim: “#Glastonbury festival isn’t being held on stolen land, as far as I’m aware…”

Another fan complained of “flags in front of stages [and] Idles leading pro-Pally chants.” Meanwhile, others argued that the political content material was imbalanced, mentioning that there seemed to be no tributes to the tons of of Israelis who had been murdered at a music competition in the course of the terror assaults of October 7.

“I wonder if the Palestinian flag waving people at #Glastonbury 2024 give a thought to the young people massacred at #Nova,” one festival-goer quizzed. Another agreed: “Crazy that people would be allowed to brandish the same flag that was brandished during a festival where people were shot dead. @glastonbury #bbc.”

A 3rd chimed in: “Like pigs to the slaughter. #Glastonbury, they massacred people just like you in #Nova, and you’re waving that flag?” Then a fourth tweeter added: “Hey @glastonbury terrorist supporters, just remember the people you support crowded around the pickup truck carrying the body of Shani Louk who was raped, murdered and her body mutilated then paraded for Palestinians to spit and hit her body #Glastonbury #Glastonbury2024.”

A leaflet-making class held on the premises, permitting those that had been protesting for peace to create and distribute their very own materials, additionally sparked concern. One music fan lamented that Glastonbury was “no longer a music festival”, arguing that there’d been a cultural shift since Labour’s Jeremy Corbyn was invited there, and that it had change into a “cult” to “poison minds”.

Another fan made his frustrations clear when he introduced: “I think it’s time to boycott #Glastonbury .. full of Hamas loving flags. Absolute disgrace!”

Meanwhile, band the Idles made their emotions about abolishing the monarchy clear once they invited audiences to affix them in a chant of “F*** the King” throughout their set.

Corrine Bailey Rae additionally turned her set political, when she launched right into a passionate speech about magnificence beliefs, providing her stance on them as a black lady.

Pride flags and Hamas-affiliated flags could possibly be seen within the crowd, whereas an inflatable dinghy showing to point out asylum-seekers on a ship, which was attributed to Banksy, was handed round.

One astonished viewer accused it of “glorifying” unlawful immigration, including: “The heavily fenced & guarded compound of Glastonbury, surrounded by security, to ensure no one can illegally break in… is celebrating illegal migrants in dinghies, illegally breaking into the UK. You couldn’t make this s*** up!”

Meanwhile, followers known as for Somerset Council to revoke Glastonbury’s licence on the grounds that it was “celebrating” terrorism.

Other complaints included references to the sound high quality and the acts themselves, with one unamused listener evaluating Corrine Bailey Rae’s sax solo to the sounds of a “strangled cat”.

Meanwhile, presenter Jo Whiley additionally struggled with speech, showing to have virtually misplaced her voice when she spoke on the televised BBC highlights.

Positive feedback posted on social media primarily associated to Kasabian, after the rock group’s set went down a storm – and Cyndi Lauper lightened the temper with ‘Girls Just Wanna Have Fun’.