Seriously? OMG! WTF?Rami Malek is not helping Bohemian Rhapsody's case - Seriously? OMG! WTF?
header image
[ # ] Rami Malek is not helping Bohemian Rhapsody’s case
September 13th, 2018 under Freddie Mercury

Ever since I saw the video for Queen’s Radio Gaga, I have been a fan of Freddie Mercury. You could just tell there was something remarkable about him. And there was.

Since my father used to play Santa Claus for children with AIDS, I became an AIDS activist. So when Mercury revealed that he had the disease, I knew that he was going to change the face of HIV. Not only would be remembered for being one of the best rockers from the last century, but he would also be known as a man who helped to normalize the persona of HIV/AIDS.

Therefore, if you are going to do a movie about him. You need to focus on it. But it is obvious from the trailer and the synopsis, that is not the case. At least it seems that way to be people who are passionate about him. But since we have not seen the movie, we are just assuming that to be the case.

Rami Malek did an interview with Attitude and he denies that. Actually what he said is:

“First, let me say that I don’t think the film shies away from his sexuality or his all-consuming disease, which is obviously Aids.

“I don’t know how you could avoid any of that, or if anyone would ever want to. It’s a bit absurd that anyone’s judging this from a minute trailer.

“The film needed to approach it in a delicate manner. You can’t shy away from it. It was an important moment to have in the film, one that ultimately is very sad but also empowering in a way.

“It shows you just how resilient human beings can be and how much we rely on the strength of our friends and family to get us through tough times.

“This pandemic is still very much a horrific threat to so many people in the world. It exists as a reality for so many that I think it would be a shame not to address it.”

What the f*ckity f*ck? What is, “all-consuming disease, which is obviously AIDS, “approach it in a delicate manner” and “this pandemic is still very much a horrific threat to so many people.” He is 37 years old, so he should know more about HIV/AIDS than to say stupid things like that. He might play a brilliant man on TV, but he is not coming off as smart, to me, with comments like that.

Plus, it also sounds like they address it, but only in passing. I think if Mercury were still alive he would not be happy about it. He was a vocal icon who did not shy away from who he was. Unlike the band who think they are as important as he was. They are not. He was Queen.


website stats Google Analytics Alternative
Analytics Made Easy - StatCounter