Williams' 'Special Olympics' Lyric Upsets Disabled

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Pop star Robbie Williams has been slammed by disabled organisations after a lyric on his new album calls for fans to "dance like you just won the Special Olympics". Williams' latest disc, RUDEBOX, is released this week (begs23OCT06) and the unedited version of the title track has angered many. When released as a single the word "special" was cut from Rudebox to avoid offending listeners - but the uncensored version is on the album. ANNE PRIDMORE, chairwoman of the British Council Of Disabled People, says, "I am a big Robbie Williams fan and I went to see him recently, but I will not be buying this album. "I find the lyric about the Special Olympics highly offensive and it is rank disablism." But Williams' spokeswoman says, "He adores sport of any kind and is full of admiration for disabled athletes."


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