We Heard WHAT!? (pt. 4)

2008-07-25 15:53
Rotten accused of racist attack
John Lydon, better known as Johnny Rotten, has hit back over claims he was involved in a racial attack on Bloc Party singer Kele Okereke, reports Bang Showbiz. Kele alleged the Sex Pistols star and three of his entourage had verbally abused him, before they punched him in the face and head. The singer, whose is of Nigerian descent, also claimed one on John's entourage said "your problem is your black attitude". Speaking about the alleged assault in a statement, which took place at Spain's Summercase Festival, the punk icon said: "I feel very sorry for a man who needs to lie about what was a perfect evening. After the show John Rotten and management remained behind to sign autographs, which we did for four solid hours without incident and had a great time talking to other Spanish bands. This seems to have sparked jealousy in certain bands." The statement goes on to highlight the range of "races, creeds and colours" Rotten has played for in his 30-year career. The statement ended with John addressing Kele directly, telling him to "grow up and learn to be a true man". The once-anarchic Johnny Rotten advising someone to grow up? This is all getting a bit too uncanny…

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