Tuesday, July 11, 2017


Sir Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber slam 'bonkers politically correct teachers' for changing the lyrics in Joseph song from 'Children of Israel' to 'Children of Kindness'

Sir Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber slammed 'moronic' teachers for changing the lyrics in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat from 'Children of Israel' to 'Children of Kindness'.

Lyricist Sir Tim Rice- who worked on the musical alongside Mr Webber - criticised the edit as a 'bonkers' attempt to be 'politically correct'.

Close Every Door is sung by Joseph in prison and includes the words: 'Children of Israel are never alone [...] for we have been promised a land of our own.'

But the lyrics were changed in a production sponsored by Wellington city council at the children's festival Artsplash, in New Zealand, something for which Sir Tim, 72, said permission had not been given.

The change was first noticed by Twitter user, Kate Dowling, who wrote to Wellington city council and to Sir Tim, to ask for clarification.

According to the Daily Telegraph, he told the Chalke Valley History Festival: 'It was quite a big thing, it was for all schools in the Wellington area in New Zealand.

'We came down on them like a tonne of bricks and they said "we wanted to make it easier for the children".

'I thought the point of teaching was to teach children to cope with hard things in life.

'I mean Joseph is an innocent story straight from the Bible and these people in New Zealand thought we were making statements about Israel and Palestine - bonkers.'

Lloyd Webber later waded into to the dispute to back Sir Tim.

He told The Observer: 'Tim is quite right. You cannot reinvent a Bible story. That song is a serious moment and a key point in the show.

'It is about the connection Joseph suddenly makes with Israel. Tim was paraphrasing the Bible and it should be kept that way.'

The local council in the area later apologised saying a 'community coordinator made an error in judgment', and the songs would be performed in their original versions in the show.

The coordinator of the New Zealand arts festival where the song will be performed in September said: 'Action has been taken over the weekend to ensure that the original song words are all reinstated, with immediate effect.'

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9 comments:

Bird of Paradise said...

Liberal snowflakes want to change all words in songs so whining little snowflakes wont be offended just like the school where they wont play the National Antheme becuase some so called refugee might be offended. WELL IM OFFENDED BY WHINING LIBERALS AND THESE INVADERS

Anonymous said...

Don't the left just hate it when they are caught with their fingers in the till? Their grubby paws on the scale trying to alter the balance to favour them. ENOUGH of this social change bullshit. Let history be history and be damned the political cretin who tries to change it.

Spurwing Plover the fighting shorebird said...

Like back when the cerian religious song books removed songs like ONWARD CHRISTIAN SOLDERS or something else might might make little snowflakes feel upset becuase it mentions SOLDERS and not SNOWFLAKES

Anonymous said...

Spurwing the Sock Puppet / BoP the Whining Liberal:

Like back when the cerian religious song books.....

What exactly is a "cerian religious song book?: For that matter, what is a "Solder?" Is that the same as a "seller?"

Why do you have issues with religions compiling hymnals as they see fit? Do you think that religions have to publish, sing and worship using the songs you think are appropriate? Can religious leaders not disagree with you?

In your mind it is clear that they cannot so like a good little liberal, you want them condemned.

Get out of the basement, little one. Get out into the real world instead of having your mommy bake pizza bagels with melted cheese on them.

Your commitment to free speech and the marketplace of ideas is about as deep as your intellectual prowess. That depth couldn't drown an ant if it were full of water.

Maybe if you are really good, your mommy will get you pizza bagels with pepperoni on them. Won't that be yummy for your widdle tum tum?

Anonymous said...

9:32 Solder is the Anglisised version of your word Soder which sounds absolutely stupid and a version of sodomy. Why is that the US bastardises the English language so much?

If you have a point to make then do it with taking the low ground.

Anonymous said...

@9:32 Are you trying to prove another village is missing an idiot?

Anonymous said...

Anon 2:38,

If you have a point to make then do it with taking the low ground.

I'm sorry, was the point of the post not clear?

Anon 3:02,

Are you trying to prove another village is missing an idiot?

If you think that BoP / Spurwing is an idiot, there is no "proof" that needs to be offered. If you are for their hypocrisy, that's another story.



Spurwing Plover the fighting shorebird said...

Anon 3:02 Yes indeed anon 9:32 is a village idiots i never was or will ever be a sock puppet but their a puppet on a string

Anonymous said...

Spuwing the Sockpuppet / BoP,

Yes indeed anon 9:32 is a village idiots i never was or will ever be a sock puppet but their a puppet on a string

That's funny dude. Really. That's hysterical.

Of course you are a sockpuppet. Your writings prove that.