I’ll be honest, I like Angry Birds. And of course I like Queen. But I’m really not sure how I feel about the two of them together.
Rovio evidently envisions the late Queen front man as a yellow bird, complete with fabulous crown and mustache. The king pig is right to wilt in sad shame by comparison.
The somewhat strange video is for a good cause, though. The Mercury Phoenix Trust, an organisation that fights AIDS worldwide, encourages “Freddie for a day” on September 5, his birthday. As they explain, “It’s a laugh. It’s an amazing way to bond with total strangers, to have fun and to raise money for the Mercury Phoenix Trust.”
Nice of the more-smug-than-angry birds to play along.