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Yeah, Malcolm McLaren and Vivienne Westwood’s son is still going to burn all his punk memorabilia

By | Published on Friday 25 November 2016

Sex Pistols - Anarchy In The UK

Son of Malcolm McLaren and Vivienne Westwood – Joe Corré – will make good on his promise to burn his collection of punk memorabilia tomorrow. Because he is a bellend.

As previously reported, the multi-millionaire Agent Provocateur co-founder announced plans to burn all the punk-related stuff he had knocking around in protest at how the 40th anniversary of the punk movement had been co-opted by the establishment. Yeah, you tell em, Joe.

At a press conference yesterday, Corré confirmed that the bonfire would take place on Saturday, to coincide with the 40th anniversary of the release of the Sex Pistols’ ‘Anarchy In The UK’. Nothing holds up your anti-establishment credentials like organising a press conference.

“I’ve been wondering for a long time what to do with it all and I think this is the right opportunity to say ‘you know what, punk is dead; stop conning a younger generation that it somehow has any currency to deal with the issues that they face'”, he said, according to Reuters. “It [does] not. It’s dead and it’s time to think about something else”.

I’m not sure The Kids give a shit about the official celebrations of the anniversary of punk, let alone Corré’s protest. But if it makes a wealthy man feel better to destroy a load of his stuff, then I guess he’s within his rights to do that.

Countering arguments that he should just sell the memorabilia and give the money to charity, he said: “Who is actually going to buy it? … It would end up going on some banker’s wall. That’s who’d buy it and that wouldn’t satisfy me very much. I think the die-hard fans are confused and they don’t interest me at all. Why would I give it to them? They are just conformists in another uniform”.

Also, he noted, charities are just agents of the establishment. I’ll tell you something, The Man is going to have real trouble sleeping tonight.