Even Johnny Rotten Disgusted by Those Celebrating Thatcher's Death

From The Daily Mail:

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.’

‘When someone dies, give them respect. Enemy or not. I can’t be listening to folk who do that.

‘What kind of politics are they offering me? You dance on another person’s grave? That’s loathsome.’

But as to whether he would be watching an TV coverage of Baroness Thatcher’s funeral, he said: ‘I might have something better to do.’

He added: ‘Her politics were really dreadful and derisive and caused a great many issues for me when I was young, for all of us trying to go through that.

‘But that don’t mean I am gonna dance on her grave, as they say. I’m not that kind of person.

‘I was her enemy in her life but I will not be her enemy in her death. I am not a coward.’

He added: ‘My entire life, socially, was all around the Maggie era.

‘That was the great challenge as a Sex Pistol was how to deal with Margaret Thatcher.

‘I think we did rather good.’

He also denied she was having a Diana-style funeral.

‘She’s not. It’s a Conservative send off. Do you think they’ll be parading me through the streets of London?

‘I’m more likely to be dragged along from the back of a wagon.

How “punk” can you really be if you’ve lost the interest and support of Johnny Rotten?


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