Thome Yorke PR 2009

A lot of people don’t like British Prime Minister/Conservative leader David Cameron, who’s leading the country’s coalition government while the UK tries to dig itself out of the global financial crisis. Two of his non-fans? Thom Yorke and Johnny Marr. “Please note that our current prime minister who once made such positive noises to us and to me personally about his party’s commitment to tackling climate change will not be attending,” wrote Yorke on Dead Air Space regarding Cameron’s decision not to attend the COP16/CMP6 United Nations Climate Change Conference. And Marr Tweeted this: “David Cameron, stop saying that you like The Smiths, no you don’t. I forbid you to like it.” It’s sort of like when Glenn Beck said he loved Muse (though Muse had no problem with it).

Comments (5)
  1. Actually Muse eventually told Glenn Beck not to promote them.

  2. Yeah, I think Muse did have a problem with it. Beck retracted, anyway, suggesting their management called in and told him to. Pretty unwarranted dig at Muse regardless.

    • It turned out Beck lied about Muse’s management calling him. From NME (http://www.nme.com/news/nme/47689):

      “After raving about Muse for four minutes, Glenn made a joke about their representatives emailing him to stop,” Balfe said. “While it is entirely possible that Muse does not like having Glenn as a fan, he was making a joke and their representatives never reached out to him.”

      “Despite Beck suggesting on several occasions that he believes Muse share his strong libertarian views on western power, the band’s spokesperson said they would be making no comment about the issue. ”

  3. I think Johnny Marr should concern himself less with whining about who is authorized to like the Smiths and more with quitting the Cribs so their next record isn’t as disappointing as Ignore the Ignorant.

    British celebs have seemingly been unanimous in their hatred for Thatcher, Major, Blair, Brown, and now Cam&Clegg. Has there ever been a pol they liked?

  4. Thumbs way down to spam.

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