"The world is full of idiots," he tells fans...

ABBA songwriter Björn Ulvaeus has recorded a message in support of Black Lives Matter.

The legendary pop group reconvened last year, plotting a hologram tour and potentially some new material.

Alas, COVID has largely scuppered those plans for the time being, but ABBA still remain an inspirational force.

Founding member Björn Ulvaeus agreed to record a message for news service Reuters, stating his support for the Black Lives Matter cause.

"The world is full of idiots," he says. "There's no denying that. And the worst kind are those who lack the imagination and the will to put themselves in the place of a coloured woman or man...even for a moment, to at least make an effort to understand what it must be like day after day, year after year, decade after decade."

He continues: "The solidarity that we see in the streets of the cities around the world now should give us hope."

Moving on, the songwriter compares the Black Lives Matter protests and the cultural discussion around it to the #MeToo movement. He remarks:

"It's about the same thing really. About seeing the human being next to you as an equal, regardless of sex or ethnicity."

Watch the message HERE.

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