Eisteddfod boss criticises coverage of Welsh-language rule

The chief executive of the National Eisteddfod of Wales has criticised the coverage of the festival's Welsh-language rule. Betsan Moses said that news coverage of the festival's decision to turn down Sage Todz, a bilingual rapper, had been "clickbait".

The rule states that all acts performing at the Eisteddfod must perform in Welsh for at least half of their set. Sage Todz, who performs in both Welsh and English, was refused a slot at the festival because he would not be able to comply with the rule.

Moses said that the coverage of the decision had been "inaccurate" and that the festival had been "dragged through the mud". She said that the rule was in place to protect the Welsh language and that it was "not about excluding anyone".

The decision to turn down Sage Todz has been met with criticism from some quarters, who have accused the festival of being elitist and out of touch. However, Moses has defended the decision, saying that it was necessary to protect the Welsh language.

The Eisteddfod is a cultural festival that has been held in Wales for over 1,000 years. The festival is a celebration of Welsh culture and language, and the Welsh-language rule is seen by many as an important way to protect the language.

The coverage of the decision to turn down Sage Todz has highlighted the tension between those who believe that the Welsh language should be protected and those who believe that it should be more inclusive. The debate is likely to continue in the run-up to the next Eisteddfod, which will be held in 2024.

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