The BBC is considering dropping two traditional British anthems from its annual celebration of classical music because white history is racist.
According to The Times, the national broadcaster is currently discussing whether to cancel Rule Britannia and Land of Hope and Glory from the Last Night of the Proms in light of the recent Black Lives Matter movement.
“The traditional anthems are hugely popular with flag-waving prommers who ordinarily cram into the Royal Albert Hall, but organisers fear a backlash because of their perceived association with colonialism and slavery,” The Times reported on Sunday.
The Last Night will be conducted by Dalia Stasevska, a 35-year-old who was born in South Africa and now resides in Finland. She is described as a big supporter of Black Lives Matter, according to a BBC source.
The source said Stasevska is keen to reduce the British patriotic elements of the event, saying now is the “perfect moment to bring change.”
Nigel Farage, leader of the Brexit Party, suggested rather than dropping the traditional anthems, the BBC should drop Stasevska instead.
“So the BBC may drop Rule Britannia and Land of Hope and Glory from The Proms because the Finnish conducted is too woke,” he said. “Why not drop her instead?”
The event will this year be filmed without an audience for health reasons. The BBC has run the concert since 1927. It was originally founded in 1895.
“This is a complete attack on our history and culture,” a local told Caldron Pool. “It’s a war on our history and heritage through the use of ‘Political Correctness.’”