ABBA’s Bjorn Ulvaeus speaks out in support of Black Lives Matter: “This world is full of idiots”
In the last two weeks since George Floyd's death, many artists have spoken out on systematic racism and police brutality. Add to that long list ABBA's Bjorn Ulvaeus. "This world is full of idiots," he said in a video he shared with Reuters. "The solidarity that we see in the streets of the cities around the world now should give us hope."
He then referenced the #MeToo movement in the sense that, like Black Lives Matter, it emphasizes "seeing the person next to you as an equal." He also said, "I see my grandchildren growing up without an ounce of the poison of racism in them, and I think they’ll stay that way."
Meanwhile, ABBA have been hinting at new music for two years now and Bjorn's bandmate, Benny Andersson, said earlier this year it could happen in September:
While we wait to hear more, you can revisit ABBA performing at Wembley Arena back in 1979 and watch a few ABBA videos below.