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Lydongate! Johnny's Behaviour Rotten? Swells On The 'Racist' Ruckus
Forget Morriseygate! Here's Lydongate! Steven Wells , July 21st, 2008 16:02

Swells has produced a cut out and keep guide to help you work your way round the tricky fact that John Lydon seems to be a bit of a tit.

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John Lydon

First came Morrisseygate where — thanks to the amazing space-age technology of the Web 2.0 — for the first time the liberal PC music journalist brigade felt the collective righteous wrath of an arse-kissing fandom that totally and utterly and like absofuckinglutely knew that nothing Morrissey ever did or said or thought could ever be anything other than totally nice and great and wonderful.

And now there’s Lydonngate. And to save you the trouble of bending over backwards and twisting logic like a demented semi-sentient spastic pretzel in a Twister competition to defend your hero, we’ve done it for you. All you have to do is cut’n’paste one of the following and send it back to us at the Quietus. Let’s shut me the fuck up!

a) Lydon isn't racist.

b) What Lydon did isn't racist.

c) What's wrong with racism anyway?

d) Racism isn't racist.

e) If only people would stop complaining about racism, there wouldn't be any.

f) Racism is the fault of non-white people.

g) If everybody was white there wouldn't be any racism.

h) Lydon can't possibly be racist, so by definition what happened wasn't racist.

i) Good for Lydon for sticking up for good old fashioned British racism.

j) It's typical of the knee jerk liberal media to portray every simple incident of someone being beaten up and racially insulted as "racist".

k) The people who label such incidents "racist" are the same ones who claim that anyone who's sincerely concerned about immigration is racist. And that the BNP is "extreme right wing" and Hitler was a "Nazi" and that the Daily Mail is a vile little groin-clutching rag read by neurotics, fascists and the insane.

l) People like you who go around calling everything racist are the sole cause of racism.

m) Just because people object to black people being backstage (at what after all is a European festival) doesn't make them racist.

n) This is all part of the concerted liberal media attempt to smear all of us who want to keep our backstages free of non-English accents as "racist".

o) There is a hysterical media witch hunt to portray Lydon as racist.

p) The alleged incident never happened, and if it did there's a perfectly reasonable explanation, and if there isn't then what he did wasn't wrong anyway.

q) How can anyone who wrote such stirring anti-racist songs be a racist?

r) The accusations of racism are thinly disguised homophobia.

s) OK, maybe not the last one.

t) The fact that all those people who accused (name deleted on the advice of our lawyers) of being racist aren’t accusing (name deleted on the advice of our lawyers) of being racist, is clear proof there is a massive and widespread and probably Jewish conspiracy against (name deleted on the advice of our lawyers).

u) The above, with the names switched around.

v) Those of us who have been campaigning for a long time for the rights of white Britons who work in the backstage industry (without being forced by the PC brigade to have contact with those whose ancestors emigrated to these islands post 1066) have regularly been mocked as alarmist and “racist” by the liberal media. And yet here it is—Enoch Powell’s “river of blood”. Hope you’re happy, communist scum.

w) Just because someone says that it’s possible to walk through the backstage of an English venue in, say, Knightsbridge or Barcelona, and not hear a single English accent, that doesn’t make you racist. And besides—it’s true. I’ve worked as a professional groupie herder for many of the top British bands and I can tell you that that as soon as one steps off the ferry at Dover, the accents get thicker and unEnglisher. It really is a disgrace. And don’t get me started on Glasgow.

x) What was a black person doing asking impertinent questions backstage at a music concert anyway? I’m not racist but I’m pretty sure that under similar circumstances I might have surrounded myself with thugs who were.

y) It’s just one more step on the slippery slope to the PC gulag. First they stopped us using the n and the w word, Now it’s apparently wrong to hit people. This is how Hitler got started.

z) First they came for Morrissey and I was silent. Then they came for Johnny Rotten, and I said nothing …

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Bob Carolgeesus
Jul 21, 2008 3:37pm

You forgot to mention that racism is normal behaviour in Spain

Oh, the ironing....

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Steven Wells
Jul 21, 2008 5:32pm

For some strange reason, all the Morrissey fans are commenting over here.
http://discover.drownedinsound.com/articles/3698027
Lots of confused and frustrated floundering around. Seems I'm the worst person in history. I am resisting the urge to titter.

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Shaun CG
Jul 21, 2008 5:39pm

*applause*

The man's clearly a fucking arsehole.

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Petra
Jul 22, 2008 1:26pm

You forgot to mention the forthcoming insightful [INSERT BROADSHEET] article about how backstage is a different world where giant egos clash like invisible CGI dinosaurs and green knows no black or white and all the catering staff are Korean.

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Swollen Ego
Jul 22, 2008 2:17pm

You forgot to mention that people are innocent until proven guilty. Even shifty-looking characters like Robert Murat. And tits like Lydon.

Sorry if that interferes with your predetermined diatribe.

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John Doran
Jul 22, 2008 3:57pm

If you actually bothered to read the piece you'd see that it's directed at bloggers rather than Lydon himself. Sorry if that interferes with your 'point'.

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Swollen Ego
Jul 22, 2008 4:03pm

I read the whole piece, thank you very much. And it is clearly written from the standpoint that Lydon is guilty, and that anyone who defends him is a bigot. So fuck you and your high-handed 'response'.

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Steven Wells
Jul 22, 2008 11:12pm

Swollen Ego,
If you've read the piece, what is your fucking problem?
Just cut'n'paste the appopriate response and bob's quite literally your uncle.
How about p)
See how it saves you from actually having to think? Total genius, really.

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David Quantick
Aug 4, 2008 3:09pm

He's a racisrt and a hypocrite.

I'm joking!

I really am!

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moonmasr
Oct 9, 2012 6:41pm

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