An upcoming student production of Aida at Music Theatre Bristol has been cancelled in the wake of ludicrous politically correct concerns about ‘cultural appropriation’.The opera was originally selected in a ballot of members of the company, however the decision has been made that it will not be presented to the general public. MTB said:
It is a great shame that we have had to cancel this show as of course we would not want to cause offence in any way as that was never our intention. Our intention was to tell this story, one which, surely is better heard than not performed.
However, some groups felt that this was an overreaction. Conrad Young, admin of Bristol Against Censorship, said:
Although MTB seemed to approach a sensitive topic with great humility and care, Aida was not to be. The affect that the fear of cultural appropriation has on modern campuses is a sad affair and in this case has damaged the student experience of the people involved and the prospective student audiences.