Leigh-Ann Pinnock Calls British Monarchy ‘Fascist Nightmare’

Leigh-Ann Pinnock, a British singer and part of the girl group Little Mix, called out the British Monarchy in a post she shared before King Charles’ coronation. The model and campaigner Munroe Bergdorf first put up the message:

“Dear rest of the world. Don’t be fooled by any propaganda you see coming out of the UK this weekend. The mood here is not jubilant; it is sour. England is a fascist nightmare, where there are more food banks than branches of Mcdonald’s.”

It went on to say, “We don’t want pageantry; we want affordable food, rent, and bills. The timing of this coronation, with all its gold and bejeweled opulence, couldn’t be more distasteful and sickening. It’s unjustifiable, and it’s unwanted. If we’re asking God to save anyone, it should be the 14.4 million people living in poverty, not the King.”

Elton John, Harry Styles, and the Spice Girls were just a few of the notable entertainers that were asked to perform at the event. Artists, including Adele, Ed Sheeran, and Robbie Williams, declined invitations since they were already committed elsewhere.