Kate Bush suffers backlash after backing Theresa May

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Kate Bush: Before the Dawn Album cover. Source: Amazon.co.uk

In an interview with Canadian current affairs publication, Maclean’s Magazine, the iconic British singer-songwriter, Kate Bush, expressed her admiration for the UK Prime Minister. In the process, Bush has angered much of her fan-base.

When asked in the interview whether “the fear [of women in power] is stronger than ever” in the wake of Hillary Clinton’s defeat in the US Presidential election, Bush spoke approvingly of UK leader Theresa May.

She said:

“We have a female prime minister here in the UK. I actually really like her and think she’s wonderful. I think it’s the best thing that’s happened to us in a long time. She’s a very intelligent woman but I don’t see much to fear. I will say it is great to have a woman in charge of the country. She’s very sensible and I think that’s a good thing at this point in time.”

This revelation has amassed somewhat of a backlash among the singer’s fans, with many appearing shocked by Bush’s supposedly conservative leanings.

https://twitter.com/MillRou/status/803616414812819456

This revelation comes just as the ‘Wuthering Heights’ singer is set to have her first number one album in three decades, with live album Before the Dawn currently topping the mid-week UK chart.