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Sex Pistols’ Johnny Rotten Has Called Out Green Day

Brii Jamieson
Brii Jamieson 4 October 2018 at 10.40

"Old man yells at cloud"

Frontman of the Sex Pistols Johnny Rotten has inexplicably called out Green Day with a claim that the seminal pop-punk band are "embarrassing" in keeping the spirit of punk alive.

Sharing his thoughts on the modern state of punk culture with the New York Times, he's quoted saying “It is embarrassing, really. How many bands are out there like Green Day now? I look at them, and I just have to laugh. They’re coat hangers, you know. A turgid version of something that doesn’t actually belong to them.”

And while we're sure that Johnny's opinions on who is and isn't punk mean a lot, let us not forget that he pulled the most punk move ever by becoming a corporate sellout and appeared in an advertisement for Country Life Butter:


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