That UKIP CALYPSO song by Mike Read
We avoid politics here at RadioToday but when one of our industry’s best known presenters makes the headlines, we just have to mention it.
Mike Read has created this song about UKIP – and the media has accused him of being racist because he performs it with a mock Caribbean accent, whilst singing the praises of UKIP leader Nigel Farage.
Speaking on BBC Radio Berkshire, he said: “If anyone has taken it the wrong way, many apologies. But it was never meant to be remotely racist. It’s an old-fashioned political satire.. you can’t sing a calypso with a Surrey accent.
“I love all the cultures and creeds around the world.”
UPDATE 22/10/14: The song has been withdrawn from sale. Mike Read said: “I’m so sorry that the song unintentionally caused offence. That was never my intention and I apologise unreservedly if anyone has taken offence.
“I’ve asked the record company to withdraw the single immediately.”
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