August 25, 2023 – In a move that has been met with mixed reactions, Queen has announced that they will be removing the song “Fat Bottomed Girls” from their 1978 album “Jazz.” The decision was made in response to concerns that the song’s lyrics are sexist and objectifying.
“We understand that some people find the lyrics of ‘Fat Bottomed Girls’ to be offensive,” said Queen drummer Roger Taylor. “We don’t want to alienate anyone, so we’ve decided to remove the song from our albums.”
“Fat Bottomed Girls” was written by Queen guitarist Brian May in 1978. The song was inspired by May’s wife, Anita Dobson, who has a curvaceous figure. The song was released as the second single from the album “Jazz” and became a hit, reaching number 11 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in the United States. The song was one of their most popular hits and was a staple of their live performances.
The decision to remove “Fat Bottomed Girls” has been met with both support and criticism. Some people believe that the song is harmless fun, while others believe that it is harmful and demeaning to women.
“‘Fat Bottomed Girls’ is a classic rock song,” said one fan. “It’s not meant to be taken seriously. People need to lighten up.”
“‘Fat Bottomed Girls’ is sexist and objectifying,” said another fan. “It’s about time Queen took responsibility for their actions.”
The decision to remove “Fat Bottomed Girls” is a complex one. There are valid arguments to be made on both sides of the issue. Ultimately, it is up to Queen to decide what they believe is best for their music and their fans.
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