Dutch king's song scrapped after online criticism
THE HAGUE — A song specially written to be sung by the nation to the Netherlands' new king on the day of his inauguration has been “withdrawn” by its producer after it triggered a storm of online criticism and ridicule, a government committee confirmed on Sunday.
The song that was supposed to unite a nation behind its new monarch instead had the effect of dividing it into two camps; those who hated the song and those who loved it.
An online petition against the song, which was written using suggestions from the public and features a blend of Dutch rock ballad and rap styles, had been signed by more than 30,000 people Sunday. But the song clearly had its fans, as it was ranked No. 1 on the Dutch iTunes chart.
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