Looking down on Five Star for winning best group is not just snobbery, let's NOT simplify please. Looking down on housey stuff from the gay clubs picking up traction and thinking 'let's put more guitars on TV instead' isn't just snobbery. Trying to keep techno stuff from Europe isn't just snobbery it's a bit xenophobic too. Why are we excusing any moves that were intended to keep certain kinds of music off TV. It wasn't right, and had lots of phobias underneath.
I don't doubt for a moment that Five Star and other black artists were often victims of racism.
But that doesn't mean someone taking the decision that singers should actually sing on his show meant there was anything more to it than that.
UK labels when Haddaway kept having hit after hit: - Pah those immigrants taking our jobs! Stan Jimmy Nail instead! Leave 2Unlimited alone, we have Two 3hirds! Robin S? Here's Kelly Llorena my loves.
OK you've lost the plot now.