Roger Taylor Says Queen Is "Too F---ing Popular" To Get Positive Reviews
By Andrew Magnotta @AndrewMagnotta
October 16, 2019
The Freddie Mercury biopic was maligned in the press for being overly safe, too liberal with the band's history and for steering clear of Mercury's battle with AIDS, among other issues.
"The trouble with us is we're too f---ing popular, and a lot of the media just hate that," Taylor told Planet Rock in a new interview.
Queen guitarist Brian May has repeatedly fired back at the press for its negative coverage of the film. Taylor concedes there were "some decent reviews," but much of the language from critics was "sneering and superficial."
"I think people know a lot more than film critics, and the word of mouth via social media is so much more powerful than review from a guy who probably watches 40 movies a week, and has probably lost the essence of the joy of a movie," he added.
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