Christian crooner Cliff Richard rightly accused of “hypocrisy” after launching his pretentiously titled new album ‘Rise Up’ on the BBC
Cliff Richard likes to have his cake and eat it. He extraordinarily received £210,000 damages against the BBC over the supposed invasion of his privacy but now he’s back on the Corporation’s channels plugging his appalling new album, Rise Up.
Branded a “hypocrite” by many, this “rebirth” album was slated on Twitter and elsewhere. Of it, one user, Packman, remarked: “What a hypocrite! The BBC was the devil until there was a record to sell. #itsallaboutme”
Another, Thomas Shackleton, added: “So Cliff Richard sues the BBC and wins because they muddied his name yet guess who is live on BBC Radio 2 promoting his new album? #hypocrite #whataknob #allaboutmoney”
Jim Waterson, media editor at the Guardian, took a more moralistic analysis of the album and observed:
“I am listening to the new Cliff Richard single in search of hidden messages about reforms to media law. There are no hidden messages about reforms to media law.”
Cliff Richard moralises on Rise Up about “being a dreamer” and “never [learning] to quit.” Tellingly to those in the know, he arrogantly announces: “They’re never going to take me down,” but it is time for this Christian crooner to instead take a very long summer holiday. If he did, our ears would all be extremely thankful.