Charlotte Church disappointed with the treatment of the arts industry
Charlotte Church has denounced the government for its treatment of the entertainment industry during the coronavirus pandemic.
the Voice of an angel The star said the whole industry had been “hit very hard”, with live events off the table at the moment, and suggested she had not been impressed with the way it was handled. .
She also criticized Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak’s suggestion that people should “adapt” the jobs they do in the wake of the pandemic, saying it was “frankly quite insulting”.
Speaking on Hello Great Britain, Church said: “The creative industry is one of the fastest growing industries in the whole of the UK, worth around £ 80 billion, so not only is it really, really important for our economy, but it is also very important for our well-being and for our whole culture.
“So I’m really disappointed with the way the government has treated the arts, especially the kind of ‘recycling program’ that I just found quite insulting, the idea that if you’re an artist of any type, recycle. just, just recycle, ”added the mother of two.
Church said the pandemic is not going to last forever and that we “have to start thinking about what kind of society we want to build, what have we learned from this pandemic, what has it taught us about sustainability and the economy and the way we live ”.
“There are a lot of lessons to be learned here and I think it’s a wonderful opportunity to reflect,” said the crazy chick singer.
Church, 34, is not the first star to criticize Sunak’s comments.
The Chancellor said in an interview last year that people from “all walks of life” would have to adapt due to the impact of the pandemic.
Liam Gallagher and Sue Perkins were among the figures in the arts world who spoke out against what they saw as Sunak’s suggestion to retrain.
However, the politician then clarified his remarks, making it clear that he was not targeting the arts industry.
Sharing a transcript of the interview he wrote on Twitter: “To those affected by the inaccurate reports that I told musicians to retrain … here is the transcript.
“I didn’t say it and I don’t mean it.
“Musicians don’t need to retrain.
“When it is safe, the sites must reopen. That’s why we created a £ 1.57 billion program to protect the arts. “
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