Singer condemns industry's 'weird pedophile world'
East 17‘s Brian Harvey has smashed up his gold and platinum record collection in a video posted in protest at the music industry.
The former pop star explicitly expressed his anger in the video uploaded to his YouTube channel. Titled fuck the industry 2, it features Harvey smashing up a frame of records sales awards in an alleyway and turning to the camera to say: “East 17, one million sales, here is what it fucking means”. Afterwards, he walks out of the alleyway towards the camera and says: “That’s what I think of your fucking music industry”.
The video was accompanied by a caption which read: “This is what I think of you all. Fuck your record industry, and fuck your weird paedophile world. Fuck you.”
In a second video, titled ‘Tidy and Angry’, Harvey is seen to pick up the detritus from the smashed records and put it in a bin. “I’m a peaceful person, and I pick my rubbish up. I can be angry and fucking tidy,” he said.
Last week, it was reported that Brian Harvey had mounted his own inquiry into historic child sex abuse cases after it was revealed that he has been gathering information on abuse claims for the past 12 months. The singer shared his research with Labour MP Simon Danczuk, who has led calls for an inquiry into abuse allegations, at the House of Commons.
“It’s the first time I’ve met him. He came across to me as a really thoughtful person,” Danczuk said. “The reason we were meeting up is to discuss some work he’s done around child sex abuse. He was sharing the information that he had gathered.
“He feels quite passionately about protecting children and really wants to make a contribution. We know that showbusiness is an industry that’s had a number of abusers within it.”