Dr Mumbo

Indigenous rap group too ‘political’ for NYE home revelers

Dr Mumbo is confused but not entirely shocked to learn that revellers celebrating the turn of the year from the comfort of their couches have taken issue with the inclusion of Indigenous rap group 3% in the ABC’s New Year’s Eve coverage.

As X users would have it, the communist bunch at the ABC have gleefully appropriated the 9pm firework display with their strategies to radicalise the next generation. As if the projections of leftist animation Bluey on Sydney Harbour Bridge pylons wasn’t already enough!

While 3%’s performance of ‘Our People’ was clear of expletives, violence or overt sexual reference, its political themes were deemed to be much more sinister.

Referencing Australia’s epidemic of Indigenous deaths in custody, the song threatened to brainwash the cohorts of young children tuned into the ABC’s coverage.

Of course, Dr Mumbo admits, much like the original, the song’s topic matter could be seen as a little heavy, but Dr Mumbo was slightly astounded by the widespread upset.

One user even sought to drag Sydney Major Clover Moore into the pile on.

The performance was followed by the 9pm fireworks display, which lasted an enthralling 10 minutes before the rest of the New Years Eve entertainment kicked off at 9:10pm, with the likes of Jessica Mauboy, Genesis Owusu, King Stingray, Confidence Man, Angie McMahon, Mark Seymour, Grentperez and Casey Donovan.

The night was hosted by ABC’s Charlie Pickering and Zan Rowe, along with triple j’s Concetta Caristo – one of few to survive a recent run of redundancies at the public broadcaster’s youth network.

For those outraged by the coverage, Dr Mumbo gently suggests considering getting out of the house for New Years Festivities. Or, at the very least, settling in with a nice family friendly film.

But of course, that is just Dr Mumbo’s opinion.


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