The Beatles are considered somewhat holy to many people, especially for those on the left. However, even being a member of the iconic band doesn’t save you from “cancel culture,” as Ringo Starr is finding out.
During an interview, Starr voiced his support for Brexit and noted that he would have if he was still living in the UK as well.
“The people voted…and they have to get on with it,” said Starr.
Starr noted that those who wish to remain in the European Union are complaining that they don’t like the vote and are doing everything in their power to undermine the democratic process in order to deny Brexit its chance at leaving the EU. Starr said that this is what the people voted for and now it’s time to get on with it.
The interviewer asked Starr if he would have voted for Brexit, to which Starr admitted that he would have, saying he thinks it’s a great move.
“I think, you know, to be in control of your own country is a good move,” said Starr.
Ringo Starr bravely stands out against the UK celebrity/arts establishment anti-Brexit consensus: ‘to be in control of your own country is a good move.’ pic.twitter.com/r9C07idocv
— Mark Higgie (@MarkHiggie1) September 8, 2019
Britain has voted in favor of leaving the E.U. but each attempt at reaching deals by which to leave it have been stymied by politicians trying to interfere with the process. Funny enough, they’re the ones claiming that they’re trying to protect democracy by doing so.
Current Prime Minister Boris Johnson suspended Parliament in a last-ditch effort to save Brexit, which remainers are arguing is a suspension of Democracy. It’s hard to say that, however, when Parliament are currently the ones trying to block Democracy from happening. Putting government in the corner is the right move by Johnson in order to preserve the will of the people. The same suggestion was given to Americans by its founding fathers.
For Starr to voice his support for Brexit is a hard pill to swallow for many on the left, and they voiced their hurt on Twitter in one form or another.
I am shocked to hear that Very Rich Person and famous former members of the Beatles Ringo Starr has the same view of Brexit as many other very rich people.
— Tim Ireland (@bloggerheads) September 9, 2019
The fact that Ringo Starr’s views on Brexit have any currency is an example of “transferred rank”; he’s well known (& many think him skilled) in one field, so people listen to him in another, unrelated field.
It’s completely stupid.
— 🔶🔸 Lance 🔸🔶 (@lancewalton) September 9, 2019
— RejoinerVermin (@RemainerV) September 9, 2019
Ringo Starr doesn't live here , he is multi-millionaire, he won't have to suffer the results of no deal Brexit. So he should bloody keep his thicko comments to himself. He was always the dumbest least talented.!! https://t.co/7tII2gOPvH
— Diane Soye (@disoye) September 8, 2019
Just wanna remind everyone: no one here in Liverpool likes Ringo Starr, he gets heckled whenever he comes back lmao, but I guess he's gotta stay relevant and add his two cents about brexit despite him living in the US for years🤷♀️
— Cass (@CassassinB) September 9, 2019
#RingoStarr doesn’t live in UK and is not known for his stunning intellect. Why doesn’t he do some f***ing reading then he’d know Brexit was bent. Too busy counting his £££ no doubt. Brexit has nothing for the poor, nothing but misery, suffering + tears. So bog off ‘Ringo’ 🤬 https://t.co/mEu9Twde1z
— Carrie Melbourne 🕯🕊🌱🐟 (@MelbourneCarrie) September 9, 2019
— Enid Williams (@EnidWilliams) September 9, 2019
— Ian Schroeder (@IanSchroeder1) September 9, 2019
It’s true that Starr no longer lives in the UK, but his point about a country being in control of itself is no less true. What’s more, it’d be a completely different story for him and the left if he was a remainer.
It’s funny how even some of the most revered people can still get canceled the moment they run afoul of the will of the leftist collective.