Simply Red’s Mick Hucknall addresses controversial 'ranking cultures' tweets after backlash
22 May 2020, 14:47
Simply Red star Mick Hucknall has appeared to hit back at Twitter users after they criticised his post in which he listed the "coolest cultures on the planet".
The 59-year-old singer - or at least whoever runs the Simply Red Twitter account - compiled a list on the social media platform, but it didn't go down too well.
It read: "Top 5 coolest cultures on planet Earth.
"1. African Americans (they invented cool) 2. Working Class British Musicians. 3. (A close 3rd) Jamaicans 4. Jewish Americans 5. Flamenco Gypsies."
Top 5 coolest cultures on planet Earth 1. African Americans (they invented cool) 2. Working Class British Musicians. 3. (A close 3rd) Jamaicans 4. Jewish Americans 5. Flamenco Gypsies— Simply Red (@SimplyRedHQ) May 21, 2020
However, some Twitter users hit out at the star for seemingly ranking cultures.
One user wrote: "I have a great deal of time for Mick Hucknall, for a great many reasons, but I would call this, at best, quite the failure to read the room."
The account later added more tweets, one of which read: "Btw… The Irish made our top ten," followed by: "My snowflake woke is outraged and deeply offended by seagulls and sardines."
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Hitting back at the criticism he had received over the post, Mick wrote: "Of course I knew that twitter is largely inhabited by confused, ignorant w*****s.
"I’m content in the knowledge that my view has been adequately confirmed."