Joe Corré’s plans to burn 35 million worth of punk memorabilia, in protest of ‘queen sanctioned’, comes across as little more than a spoiled kid’s flaccid PR stunt that would achieve little other than jerking off his own ego.
As a piece of punk memorabilia himself – the son of Dame Vivienne Westwood and Malcolm McLaren, it bears the question whether he plans to jump onto the fire himself. We’ll have to wait until November to find out.
What’s more pressing, and infinitely more grating, is his comment:
“The Queen giving 2016, the year of punk, her official blessing is the most frightening thing I’ve ever heard.”