John Lydon WON’T be celebrating Thatcher’s death

Front-man of PIL, and former frontman of the Sex Pistols, John Lydon, has hit out at those celebrating the death of Margaret Thatcher.

The firebrand singer, who is currently on tour in Australia and getting into trouble over some remarks he made on a chat show because the interviewers were talking too loudly, spoke on the subject of Thatcher’s death on arriving at Sydney airport from Brisbane late last week. He told the press that he takes no pleasure in the death of the divisive former Prime Minister, who came to power in 1979, a year after The Sex Pistols split up.

JohnLydon is disgusted with people celebrating Margaret Thatcher's death

Lydon said: “I’m not happy about the boo boo parties…Her politics were really dreadful and derisive and caused a great many issues for me when I was young, for all of us trying to go through that. But that don’t mean I am gonna dance on her grave, as they say. I’m not that kind of person.”

He continues: “I was her enemy in her life but I will not be her enemy in her death. I am not a coward… My entire life, socially, was all around the Maggie era. That was the great challenge as a Sex Pistol was how to deal with Margaret Thatcher. I think we did rather good.”

Lydon did, however, say he might have something better to do than watch Thatcher’s funeral on Wednesday the 17th and speculated that his own funeral he’s “more likely to be dragged along from the back of a wagon.”

Meanwhile, the campaign to get ‘Ding Dong! The Witch Is Dead’ to Number 1 in the British singles chart is gathering pace. An update from The Official Charts Company reports that the song is currently placed at Number 4 in the race for Number 1, up from its Number 10 placing yesterday.

Baroness Thatcher passed away on Monday following a stroke. She was 87.

by Wallace McTavish

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