Sex Pistols' Johnny Rotten Accused of Being Sexist After Telling Female Anchor to 'Shut Up'


Johnny Rotten


The lead vocalist of the Sex Pistols lands in hot water after telling Carrie Bickmore of 'The Project', 'Listen, when a man is talking do not interrupt.'

Sex Pistols' rocker Johnny Rotten has sparked controversy during his recent interview on Australian talk show "The Project". The musician whose real name is John Lydon shocked many when he told a female anchor who interviewed him to "shut up" and "listen when a man is talking."

Rotten didn't seem to have problem when he first talked to the male interviewer Andrew Rochford, but he flipped out when Carrie Bickmore interrupted him. "Hey, hey missus, shut up, whoever you are, shut up, shut up, shut up," he said. "Now listen, when a man is talking do not interrupt."

Bickmore tried her best to be polite to her guest and continue the chat, but Rotten had none of it. "Stop it. You sound like one of them dreadful loud birds I don't like," he said. When she said it was offensive, he fired back, "So are you when you do that. You have to learn what manners and respect is."

Bickmore later took to Twitter to slam Rotten, "My mum always told me never to stoop to someone else's level. Must have been preparing me for Johnny Rotten. #johnnyrottenknob." Meanwhile, fellow anchor Rochford called the lead vocalist "a flat-out sexist, misogynist pig."

Rotten defended himself, "It's quite clear to me I'm not sexist, I'm not a misogynist." He claimed that he couldn't tell if the anchor asking him questions via satellite was male or female. "There were a lot of people shouting all at once and I couldn't quite make out who was what," he insisted.

"I don't know if these are males or females at the other end. Basically they sounded like hyenas. And you have to tell a hyena to shut it from time to time. My only enemies are governments and institutions. Certainly not women. I've been married to one for 30 years, and we love each other."

The 57-year-old British rocker went on, "If someone's going to keep interrupting you and don't let you finish a sentence you're going to have to say something at some point, whether it be male or female ... it was sexist on her part not mine."



© AceShowbiz.com


MORE FROM NEWS

Leave a Comment

Required fields are marked with *

   

TODAY'S HEADLINES

  1. Who Gets Kicked Out? Moving Trucks Spotted at Brangelina's House After Split Announcement
  2. 'Spider-Man' Star Tom Holland Has a Secret Role in 'A Monster Calls'. Get the Details!
  3. Lady GaGa Reportedly Gives Bradley Cooper Unwanted Sexual Attention
  4. North West Serves as Flower Girl at a Wedding and Dances Adorably at the Party
  5. Exes Demi Lovato and Joe Jonas Trapped in Elevator for Four Hours. Was It Awkward?
  6. Orlando Bloom and Malin Akerman Have Steamy Threesome on Netflix's 'Easy'
  7. Did Faith Evans Just Expose Her Vagina in Front of the Crowd? See the Evidence!
  8. Jimmy Fallon Tries Out for 'Live! with Kelly' Co-Host. See If He and Kelly Ripa Make Great Duo
  9. Mariah Carey Wears No Underwear in Sheer White Dress During Romantic Getaway With Fiance
  10. Gigi Hadid Exposes Entire Boobs in Sheer Dress While Walking Runway in Milan

CELEBS PHOTO