Friday, December 12, 2014

Campaign launched to ban singing of Tom Jones' hit Delilah at Welsh rugby matches 'because it glorifies domestic violence'

A campaign has been launched to ban Sir Tom Jones' hit Delilah from being sung at Welsh rugby matches over claims it 'glorifies domestic violence'.

Senior politician Dafydd Iwan, 71, is leading a protest to ban the iconic ballad being sung by choirs at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff, Wales, because he claims it depicts a brutal revenge killing of a woman.

The campaign over the song, which has become an unofficial anthem for Welsh rugby fans, comes more than 40 years after it was first recorded by Sir Tom.

Bosses at the Welsh Rugby Union (WRU) have defended the hit by comparing its dark subject matter to the best of Shakespeare's works like Macbeth, Romeo and Juliet and Coriolanus.

A spokesman said: 'Within rugby, Delilah has gained prominence through its musicality rather than because of its lyrics.

'There is however plenty of precedent in art and literature, prominently in Shakespearean tragedies for instance, for negative aspects of life to be portrayed.'



Anonymous said...

It is hard to believe that real rugby fans are behind this campaign, probably just some of the perpetually offended claiming they are fans.


Anonymous said...

and 99.9% of all rap songs do to!

Bird of Paradise said...

And what about those other songs that blabber about Murder like the infamous ICE-T's COP KILLER

slinky said...

"and 99.9% of all rap songs do to!"