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Sex Pistol Johnny Rotten attacks
hate mobs celebrating Baroness
Thatcher´s death as ´loathsome´
and calls for respect

Daily Mail (UK), by Anna Edwards

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Posted By:Mike PHX, 4/11/2013 10:44:56 AM

Former Sex Pistol John Lydon says those now celebrating Margaret Thatcher´s death are ´loathsome´. Lydon, famously known as Johnny Rotten when he was the singer in Punk icons The Sex Pistols back in the 1970s as Maggie was rising to power, added: ´I´m not going to dance on her grave.´ He said: ´I was her enemy in her life but I will not be her enemy in her death.´ He also denied being a mysogynist and a Nazi following a controversial appearance this week on Aussie TV show, The Project.

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I´ve always liked Johnny and the rest of the Pistols. Even Sid had more class than most of our current crop of US celebs.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Boston Federalist, 4/11/2013 11:04:28 AM     (No. 9270421)

Here is what we have come to. Sex Pistol Johnny Rotten has more class than the average left-winger.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: droopydog, 4/11/2013 11:28:02 AM     (No. 9270472)

Sir Johnny Rotten...I like the way that sounds.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: dogbreath, 4/11/2013 11:31:39 AM     (No. 9270490)

Welcome, Johnny. Thank you.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: NYbob, 4/11/2013 11:52:24 AM     (No. 9270540)

Interesting. At least one punk understands strength, or growing up has embedded some life lessons about human nature into his world view. Somehow this reminds me of one of the Ramones praising George W Bush during their swearing in at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. It must have been delicious for a rock and roll rebel to see the entire audience puzzled and upset. Slapping the politically correct used to be the idea of rebellion.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: thelmalou, 4/11/2013 11:57:40 AM     (No. 9270552)

He said: ´I was her enemy in her life but I will not be her enemy in her death.´

Oh, that is awesome. Thank you, Mr. Lydon. I salute you for your gentility in these days of boorish behavior.


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Reply 6 - Posted by: FL_Absentee_Voter, 4/11/2013 12:00:44 PM     (No. 9270561)

Agree with OP. I´ll forever be indebted to the man who, along with Johnny Ramone (a politically conservative punker who was a self-admitted fan of Nixon), became fed up with the mid-seventies pop cultural rage known as disco and decided to kick it squarely between the legs. Well done, Johnny, for exhibiting a bit of class when it´s most called for.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Newtsche, 4/11/2013 12:33:49 PM     (No. 9270629)

For one thing, JR is old enough to have lived the Thatcher years. From what I´ve seen, the majority of clowns celebrating in Great Britain are young, their strings being pulled by the typical string pullers.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Hazymac, 4/11/2013 12:43:07 PM     (No. 9270643)

Never mind the bollocks, Johnny Rotten, though not a political conservative, has more class in his right toenail than all of the idiot trade unionists, Labourites, and leftoids who are dancing in the streets singing Munchkins music.

The Sex Pistols--world class punk rockers from about 1977--were always a guilty pleasure for me. Their cacophonous music was made for wild parties. The following song ("New York") is typical: "...you better keep your mouth shut--in a rut...." Incidentally, Johnny Rotten is the lead singer. (Language warning!!)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6wOKmJjeXU4

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Reply 9 - Posted by: NYBruin, 4/11/2013 1:10:00 PM     (No. 9270692)

I bought the Pistols first album when I was in college (& it had just been released). It´s still on my iPod today.

John Lydon is a class act.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: 4Justice, 4/12/2013 2:29:27 AM     (No. 9271449)

I never liked the whole punk movement or the so-called music. To me it was the beginning of the end of true music. Still, I greatly appreciate his comments and the fact that he seems to have matured a bit. Thanks Johnny.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: hhfi2, 4/12/2013 4:14:01 AM     (No. 9271469)

I´ve talked to Johnny before, and a friend of mine worked closely with him on his VH1 TV series. This doesn´t surprise me. Despite his image, he has more common sense than the rest of the music industry put together, and has a strong Libertarian, capitalist streak in him. Remember, the punk movement wasn´t just about rejecting over-produced music, but also blasting the self-involved, navel-gazing hippie generation that created it.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: zoidberg, 4/12/2013 9:11:15 AM     (No. 9271755)

Johnny Rotten was never an Antichrist or an anarchist.

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