Others are taking it as proof of more “whitewashing” of history.
The “Beethoven is Black” theory last gained traction in 2015 (although it’s been around for at least a century) after a project titled Beethoven Was African that sought to argue that Beethoven had African heritage.
Apparent gaps in Beethoven’s background and contemporary accounts of his appearance were used to fuel the speculation.
All scholarship, research and study of Beethoven’s genealogy suggests he was not black, although he certainly had close documented friendships with black musicians, like violinist George Bridgetower.
That’s not stopped people from enjoying the re-emergence of the conspiracy theory though.
Some decided they were just going to just accept it as fact.
yea i’m not fact checking whether or not beethoven was black imma just believe it