Posted by: Catherine Lugg | May 13, 2011

Wasilla High School Bans “Bohemian Rhapsody”

Why???? Because the lead singer for Queen, Freddie Mercury, was “teh gay.” The Jazz Choir had planned to sing it at graduation, but the principal pitched a hissy-fit. According to “The Frontiersman,”

WHS Principal Dwight Probasco reportedly had received complaints from at least one parent that the 1975 hit written by Freddie Mercury wasn’t appropriate for the ceremony simply because Mercury was gay.

“The whole thing was just ridiculous,” senior Rachel Clark said Monday. “They’d played the song on the school intercom and we played it at prom. It’s a great song and the choir was really excited to be singing it. And the senior class felt like it defined them.” Choir member Casey Hight, a junior, was angry enough to contact a gay and lesbian support organization in Anchorage for help. They told her to contact an attorney at the American Civil Liberties Union.

“I felt like the school was discriminating for sexual orientation and I felt it was wrong,” Hight said Monday. “It’s so stupid because there’s nothing sexual in the song. There aren’t even any cuss words.”

So, in honor of Principal Probasco, I give Queen singing that evil, evil, EVIL gay song.



  1. Oh Wasilla, origin of Sarah Palin and another great SP, a more diverse one who waved like manic at the sight of a black man in the Wasilla Fred Meyers. I am saddened by this article but not surprised. I think the students should put the song on their ipods and play it in sync!

    ~Shannon Palmer

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