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Piers Morgan blasts ‘cowardly’ Rolling Stones as they axe Brown Sugar from setlist over slavery lyrics

By Metro UK

Piers Morgan has branded the Rolling Stones ‘cowards’ while accusing the band of buckling to the ‘woke bullies’ for removing their song Brown Sugar from their tour. 

The legendary rock band confirmed the 1971 song will no longer feature on their tour setlist due to the controversial lyrics about slavery.

Lyrics on the track include: ‘Gold Coast slave ship bound for cotton fields / Sold in the market down in New Orleans / Skydog slaver knows he’s doin’ all right / Hear him whip the women just around midnight.’

Brown Sugar is one of the Rolling Stones’ most popular songs on tour and Piers is dumbfounded as to why the band have listened to the criticism.

In his latest column for the Daily Mail, he wrote referring to Keith Richards’ explanation about the move: ‘Then, in words of surrender that made my skin crawl from a man who’s never submitted to anyone about anything, he added: “At the moment, I don’t want to get into conflicts with all of this s**t. But I’m hoping that we’ll be able to resurrect the babe in her glory somewhere along the track”.’

‘Really, Keith? You no longer have the stomach to stand up for yourself and fight for what’s right?… How deeply depressing.

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