A British singer and popular celebrity is claiming that she was not asked to perform at Queen Elizabeth's recent Jubilee celebrations because she is Black.
Despite being one of the most popular and recognizable faces in the UK and having topped the charts on several occasions as well as introducing new vocabulary into the English language the star was still snubbed.
Cilla Black has been a consistent light entertainment figure since 1963 and probably slept with at least two of the Beatles.
In 1983 she introduced the words "Gobsmacked" (Amazed) and "Lorra" (Many or much) into the English language.
Her omission from the guest list of performers came as a big surprise surprise to many of her fans.
On her blog, Black wrote "I guess I was snubbed because I am Black, Cilla Black. I am assuming I still haven't been forgiven for the song I sang about West Ham United fan and out and out racist Alf Garnet," Alfie". If anyone had a heart they would just let this go, I cannot think of any other reason why I was not asked to perform."