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After an eight year-long quest, a South Korean Queen superfan fulfilled his dream of honoring his late hero Freddie Mercury by erecting a life-size statue of him on Jeju Island in South Korea. Queen’s music was banned in South Korea in the 1970s by military dictator Park Chung-hee. The regime deemed the British rock band’s music “unsuitable” and banned men from growing their hair. The man behind the 1.77-metre-high bronze statue is 57 year old South Korean businessman Baek Soon-yeob. Soon-yeob used to illegally listen to pirate copies of Freddie’s music as a teenager when the band’s music was banned. […]

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8 hours ago, Thaiger said:

honoring his late hero Freddie Mercury by erecting a life-size statue of him on Jeju Island in South Korea.

Going on the rumours circulating after his death and the contents of his stomach, surely this  is bullshit?

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