Calvin Harris Blasts the UK Government for ‘Treating the Music Industry Like Sh–‘ Amid COVID-19

Calvin Harris let his feelings be known in an Instagram post criticizing the UK government’s treatment of the music industry amid COVID-19.

Posted Monday, the image shows a burnt-out nightclub with the caption, “as usual the UK government treating music industry like sh–; contributes 5bn to the economy, generates massive tax revenues for NHS and other public services…besides that, culture is extremely f—ing important…you’ve lost sight of what life is about…you’d rather live in a world of supermarkets and pharmaceutical drugs.”

The Scottish producer’s post came after a Sept. 28 Sky News interview with Helen Whately, the UK’s Minister for Care at the Department of Health and Social Care. During the conversation, Whately stated that it “doesn’t make sense to continue supporting jobs where there simply isn’t work at the moment” including jobs in the nightlife sector.

This discussion came after the announcement that the UK’s Self-Employment Income Support Scheme,

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