Queen fans need not rejoice. At least, not in Zanzibar. The Zanzibar’s Association for Islamic Mobilization and Propagation is demanding that the government shut down a local restaurant’s planned 60th birthday celebration for the late Freddy Mercury. Although Freddy is the island’s most recognizable export, the group strongly objects to the fact that Freddy was… well, I’ll put it in his own words: “as gay as a daffodil, my dear!”
The radical religious group, which obviously thinks sexual orientation ought to overshadow all one’s accomplishments and tourism potential, successfully shut down a local gay man’s birthday party last year. Gee whiz. Why can’t these nuts just be cool, relax, get hip… and so forth?