The name Freddie Mercury really doesn’t need an introduction considering the buzz surrounding his biopic that hit theaters on Friday. I’m actually going to go see Bohemian Rhapsody this week and I can’t wait. Rami Malek is definitely going to win an Oscar for his portrayal of Freddie Mercury since there is so much of praise and accolades surrounding his performance. However with all that being said, the family of Freddie Mercury is a bit bothered. Keep reading and I’ll tell you why.
Freddie’s family and those closest to him are a little bothered and somewhat offended that his biopic, Bohemian Rhapsody, doesn’t address or even touch on his racial heritage. I myself am surprised to know that millions of people thought he was a White British man when in fact he was of Asian and African descent. Something his family and friends say he was very much proud of. According to his family and friends, the biopic doesn’t even mention his racial background and they found that somewhat offensive. Here are pictures of Freddie Mercury’s parents and sister.
I sincerely hope that despite the biopic leaving out his racial background, his family will still walk away somewhat proud knowing how much of an impact both he and his music left on the world. With them speaking out now, they can rest assured that millions of people now know that Freddie wasn’t White, but was of Asian and African decent. For those of you who may not know, Indians (not Native Americans) are considered Asian.
You can read more here from NBC News.