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Posted: 23 Jan 09, 21:41 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Hello all from Canada eh!

I apologize if this topic is redundant - I just signed up to the site.

I have been reading much about Freddie lately and it seem that he elouded the subject of his india origins.  It has been speculated that he downplayed his past out of fear that it might affect record sales etc...

As a Canadian of Indian origin I wonder why Freddie would not be proud of his ethnicity.  I don't think anyone would care less about stuff like that.................

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Posted: 24 Jan 09, 02:41 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote



cageyvet wrote:

Hello all from Canada eh!

I apologize if this topic is redundant - I just signed up to the site.

I have been reading much about Freddie lately and it seem that he elouded the subject of his india origins.  It has been speculated that he downplayed his past out of fear that it might affect record sales etc...

As a Canadian of Indian origin I wonder why Freddie would not be proud of his ethnicity.  I don't think anyone would care less about stuff like that.................

Cheers,



Hey, I'm from India too(I live in Calcutta). We may never know why he understated his Indian heritage but he's not the only one.
Barack Obama for instance is half-black and half-white, but he self-identifies as solely "African-American". Most Parsis I've known considered themselves Indian but I'm pretty sure you could find a few who still cling to their Persian roots, mainly the conservative ones. One of my former girlfriends(a Parsi) was taught Avestan prayers by her grandparents while she was young(she was damn hot). Her family visited Zoroastrian ruins in Iran annually and considered it their rightful homeland.



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Posted: 24 Jan 09, 06:19 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Freddie was very fond of his privacy in general.
He never was voluntairily open about things he considered private and I suppose his roots fell in that cathegory as well. 
Same as with his sexual orientation - Freddie never felt he needed to be the one 'to wave the flag'. Doesn't mean he purposely covered it up though.


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Posted: 24 Jan 09, 12:19 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote



Jjeroen wrote:

Freddie was very fond of his privacy in general.
He never was voluntairily open about things he considered private and I suppose his roots fell in that cathegory as well. 
Same as with his sexual orientation - Freddie never felt he needed to be the one 'to wave the flag'. Doesn't mean he purposely covered it up though.
 


I second that. I don't think he denied to be an indian or parsi. He just didn't talk about this or his sexual orientation. I never heard him saying: "I'm not an indian!! I'm English!!" or something like this.







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Posted: 24 Jan 09, 13:22 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Why would he be indian. He was born in Zanzibar.

That would make him Zanzibarian. Or English, since it was part of the Brittish Empire when Freddie was born



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Posted: 24 Jan 09, 21:55 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote



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Why would he be indian. He was born in Zanzibar.

That would make him Zanzibarian. Or English, since it was part of the Brittish Empire when Freddie was born

cageyvet is a Canadian. With Indian origins. Freddie was "English", with Parsi origins. We're talking about ethnicity, not the place where you're born. Same thing was discussed elsewhere.


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Posted: 25 Jan 09, 02:08 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

The only issue Freddie had with ethnicity was that he hated blacks.



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Posted: 25 Jan 09, 09:42 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I'm not making it up.



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Posted: 25 Jan 09, 10:00 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Freddie was a racist because he never came out saying, "I'm not racist".



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Posted: 25 Jan 09, 13:58 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Exactly.


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Posted: 25 Jan 09, 16:50 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote



cageyvet wrote:

Hello all from Canada eh!

I apologize if this topic is redundant - I just signed up to the site.

I have been reading much about Freddie lately and it seem that he elouded the subject of his india origins.  It has been speculated that he downplayed his past out of fear that it might affect record sales etc...

As a Canadian of Indian origin I wonder why Freddie would not be proud of his ethnicity.  I don't think anyone would care less about stuff like that.................

Cheers,





he wasnt indian, he was iranian=persian.





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Posted: 25 Jan 09, 22:53 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

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Posted: 26 Jan 09, 01:34 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote



funny how the guy in the article is trying to force the image of freddie as an iranian when he is 100% iranian, his enthicity, genetics is iranian.









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Posted: 26 Jan 09, 12:22 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote



Zebonka12 wrote:

The only issue Freddie had with ethnicity was that he hated blacks.


You really are getting boring as fuck. We all get it. You like little one-liner "shock" statements. Do you know that apart from these little shit jokes, you contribute nothing else at QZ anymore? Think about it. All those posts and just pissy little remarks about gays, blacks, aids etc... and all so someone can pull you up for being offensive! You're not though. We all know you're not. We know you're just kidding, but change the fucking record mate, let people have at least one chat without you throwing in you're garbage little statements.

I know I don't have to comment/read your replies and i know you don't mean anything by them, but seriously, you're not known for anything else but these shit little replies anymore and I've been here a long time. It's expected of you every time now and you take the bate. Why not try be funny another way, instead of just pretending to the new guys that your offensive.

Sorry for the rant everyone.

PS... I bet you could actually be quite funny too... I saw you're YouTube post with the American idol "big red" guy where you put Freddie's voice over him and it had me in stitches, but you must see how repetitive you've got on here?










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Posted: 26 Jan 09, 13:28 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote



Flush_Gurdun wrote a lot of crap



It's just like your sort to waltz into an in-joke and then not see it as such... 



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Posted: 26 Jan 09, 13:36 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote



Flush_Gurdun wrote:


I know I don't have to comment/read your replies and i know you don't mean anything by them, but seriously, you're not known for anything else but these shit little replies anymore

What planet are you living on?  "Not known for anything else"?  Jesus, crack a window...  Queenzone is not the world. 

I started to keep a running tally of positive vs. negative mail about a year ago, more or less as a direct result of a comment just like yours and guess what dude...   you're part of a minority.  You'd do well to turn your attention to SomebodyWhoLoves or Treasure Moment.  If you start following me around the forum and playing Policeman, you'll just wind up looking silly.

PS.  It's spelled B-A-I-T.


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Posted: 26 Jan 09, 14:09 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

As if "TM and the Iranian Conspiracy" wasn't bad enough...



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Posted: 26 Jan 09, 16:18 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote



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As if "TM and the Iranian Conspiracy" wasn't bad enough...

its no conspiracy, freddie was 100% iranian FACT.








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Posted: 26 Jan 09, 17:27 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

So what is Freddie`s ethnicity? I am confused now, guys...