Monday, March 07, 2011

Who Makes the Working Class Look Worse?

According to John Lydon (a.k.a. The Sex Pistols’ Johnny Rotten) it’s Ozzy Osbourne.

From the story –
The ex-Sex Pistols singer has laid into the former Black Sabbath frontman for a career of controversial antics that, he claims, have helped negatively stereotype working class people in Britain. "The rumours of biting pigeon heads really haven't impressed me," announced the former Johnny Rotten, according to Contactmusic. "Ozzy acting like a senile delinquent is unimpressive. Ozzy's a working class man like me yet he allows that to happen."

Osbourne grew up the son of two factory workers in the Aston area of Birmingham. Lydon's parents, meanwhile, were poor Irish immigrants to London's Finsbury Park.

"By acting like he does, he implies that we're all stupid, the working classes," Lydon continued. "We're not! We're the proper Britain, us lot."
The fact that this is coming from Johnny Rotten is not only ironic but borderline hypocritical. Mr. Rotten has been well known to partake in the shenanigans and many of said tomfoolery were the kind that would not cast a kind light on the working class on Great Britain. I guess the poor old man is just desperate for attention.

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