John Lydon, famously known as Johnny Rotten when he was the singer in Punk icons The Sex Pistols back in the 1970s, says those now celebrating Margaret Thatcher’s death are “loathsome”.
Jonny Rotten, who knew the fame when Margaret Thatcher was rising to power, added: “I’m not going to dance on her grave.”
The former Sex Pistol said: “I was her enemy in her life but I will not be her enemy in her death.”
Johnny Rotten also denied being a misogynist and a Nazi following a controversial appearance this week on Australian TV show, The Project.
During the interview John Lydon told presenter Carrie Bickmore: “Shut up. Shut up. Shut up. Now listen, when a man is talking do not interrupt.”
The singer also gave a wave during the interview, which has been misinterpreted by some in the Australian media as a Nazi salute.
John Lydon, 57, spoke about Margaret Thatcher’s death when he arrived at Sydney’s domestic airport on Wednesday from Brisbane ahead of his band Public Image Limited’s performance in the city that night.
He said: “I’m not happy about the boo boo parties.
“When someone dies, give them respect. Enemy or not. I can’t be listening to folk who do that.
“What kind of politics are they offering me? You dance on another person’s grave? That’s loathsome.”