Johnny Rotten defends his Country Life butter commercials
John Lydon, who you may remember as Johnny Rotten from popular beat combo, The Sex Pistols, has hit out at those who criticised his decision to make a whole bunch of adverts for Country Life butter.
Now. Punks used to slag hippies off for becoming 'The Man', all the while, slowly turning into 'The Establishment' themselves. They usually do this under the ruse that it's 'an artistic statement' as opposed to coming clean and confessing that, essentially, they like making easy money.
As such, Lydon has implied that the Country Life adverts will fund the forthcoming reunion tour Public Image Limited. If you didn't know and are at all interested, PiL will play five gigs next month for the first time in 17 years.
Lydon told the Camden New Journal: "Why are they questioning me? What manual am I supposed to adopt? I’m promoting a British product which I’m very proud of. Anything I can do to help British industry is fine by me and in return you’ve got PiL."
Of course, that doesn't explain why he went on ITV's I'm A Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here! And there's the small matter of Lydon being very proud of Britain whilst buggering off to LA to live next door to one of Emerson Lake and Palmer... but y'know, who am I to judge? I mean, he's only copying his old pal, Sid Vicious who did 'My Whey' isn't he?
I'll get me coat.