Watch: UK Queen Slams Censorship Of Literature As “Imposing Limits On Imagination”
Camilla, the Queen consort of the United Kingdom, and wife of King Charles, has surprised some by urging authors and writers to resist censorship, amid an enhanced effort to edit and rewrite classic works of literature to remove anything deemed ‘offensive’.
Speaking at Clarence House in London last week, Camilla said “thank you, on behalf of book lovers and book clubs everywhere, for sharing your talents with us and for everything you do to promote literacy and a love of literature.”
Camilla has launched a new charity, The Queen’s Reading Room, aimed at promoting “the appreciation of literature among adults and children”.
Addressing authors directly, she added “Please keep doing so and please remain true to your calling, unimpeded by those who may wish to curb the freedom of your expression or impose limits on your imagination. Enough said!”
Camilla continued, “let there be no squeaking like mice about your achievements, but only roaring like a pride of lions.”
Camilla called on her guests of leading authors to “please remain true to your calling, unimpeded by those who may wish to curb the freedom of your expression or impose limits on your imagination. Enough said!” pic.twitter.com/xBnKB78fG6
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As we have highlighted, this all stems from an ongoing move to have ‘sensitivity readers’ highlight and purge anything that is deemed ‘offensive’ from classic literature.
Both Roald Dahl and Ian Flemming’s estates appear to have okayed this.
Imagine taking everything non-woke out of James Bond. What will be left over?
In the most ironic of twists, George Orwell’s 1984 has also been touted as a candidate to be rewritten:
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