While appearing in Piers Morgan uncensored as a part of the promotional campaign for the movie Elvis by Baz Luhrmann, the former wife of the musician Elvis Presley, Priscilla Presley defends her husband against the allegations of racism and how Elvis Presley, who had been dubbed as the king of rock and roll, would react to the modern world and its cancel culture in the era of the internet, as criticism was sure to question the legacy of the singer.
As the former wife of Elvis, Priscilla talked about how for a very long period of time, Elvis had been referred to as a racist, she clarifies however, Elvis was never a racist and he had many friends of color over the years during the course of his life, he enjoyed the music of their culture and loved their artists, she even mentioned her former husband’s friendship with Fat Dominos and Sammy Davis Jr to prove her point of the king of rock and roll not being a racist at all, she tells that times of today are scary since everyone is having this hidden object of getting someone else canceled, where simple social media opinions cannot be tolerated, she says that Elvis too would have found these times scary indeed.
The relationship between Elvis and Priscilla Presley
As told by Priscilla herself, she and Elvis had met for the first time when she was bare, and she and Elvis had married by the time she turned 21, it is noteworthy that Elvis was 11 years senior to Priscilla, however, she made a particular mention of the fact that their relationship wasn’t of the sexual nature until their marriage.
Priscilla Presley’s views on the current state of the world
The former wife of the king of rock and roll said that had Elvis been here he would have been very worried about the state in which the United States was, and where the world was falling with passing times.