FACT CHECK: Did The Guardian Publish An Article Claiming Maypole Dancing Is Racist?

Joseph Casieri | Fact Check Reporter

A post shared on social media purports The Guardian published an article saying Maypole dancing is “white supremacy.”

Verdict: False

The claim is inaccurate.

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A post shared on X, formerly known as Twitter, shared a screenshot that allegedly shows a headline of an opinion piece written by Yasmin Alibhai-Brown published in the Guardian. The alleged article follows the format of The Guardian, including the writer’s name in orange with a headshot to the right.

The headline reads, “Maypole dancing is an example of countryside racism and a ritual of white supremacy.”

The claim is inaccurate. There is such a headline found on the Guardian website. There is also no such headline on any social media accounts. There is no article on Yasmin Alibhai-Brown’s website.

Furthermore, the screenshot is similar to the back style and colors of the Guardian. However, the logo is written as “The Grauniad.” Check Your Fact has reported on similar screenshots that have been shared on social media. (RELATED: No, The Guardian Did Not Published A Headline Labeling Afternoon Tea As Racist)

This is not the first time misinformation has been shared online. Check Your Fact debunked a claim that a video shows Barack Obama saying the U.S. trained ISIS.

Joseph Casieri

Fact Check Reporter