They have tended to fall into this lately. They lent credence to the Beethoven is black theory (which is only slightly more credible than Qanon) https://www.classicfm.com/composers/beethoven/was-black-twitter-debates-african-heritage/ then also wrote about the very vox article in the op https://www.classicfm.com/composers/beethoven/news/twitter-debates-slate-article-fullnaming-composers/. As a university student, this stuff is everywhere now; I mean some of my professors have stickers on their doors saying that their offices are intellectual safe spaces.I just scanned the first of the articles from ClassicFM.
Even though I had the unpleasant and unfortunate prognostication by various and sundry individuals (maybe they consider themselves 'journalists' but more like social engineers?) that classical music is 'racist' - I was wasn't ready for the tripe from ClassicFM. From the close of https://www.classicfm.com/composers/beethoven/composer-cancelled-fifth-symphony-elitist-vox-debate/
"The podcast ends with the line "Maybe it's time we break up with Beethoven once and for all…".
Breaking up with LVB, the Romantic so beloved for writing the unofficial anthem to the fall of the Berlin Wall and whose Ninth Symphony dreamed that 'all mankind will become brothers', seems a bit extreme.
But as such a giant of the music world, there's absolutely no reason we can't have a debate about his impact on it."
Time to stop listening to their station. I wonder what other music lovers think about this and would do about it.