Margaret Thatcher dead: Sex Pistol Johnny Rotten says hate mobs are "loathsome" & calls for respect

Sex Pistol Johnny Rotten attacks hate mobs celebrating Baroness Thatcher's death as 'loathsome' and calls for respectJohn Lydon says he will not be former prime minister's 'enemy in death'Says show the dead respect and finds her death parties 'loathsome'

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Daily Mail Reporter

PUBLISHED:

22:58 GMT, 10 April 2013

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UPDATED:

08:51 GMT, 11 April 2013

Lydon said that he is not an enemy of Baroness Thatcher now that she is dead

Lydon said that he is not an enemy of Baroness Thatcher now that she is dead

Former Sex Pistol John Lydon says those now celebrating Margaret Thatcher's death are 'loathsome'.

John, famously known as Johnny Rotten when he was the singer in Punk icons The Sex Pistols back in the 1970s as Maggie was rising to power, added: 'I'm not going to dance on her grave.'

He also said: 'I was her enemy in her life but I will not be her enemy in her death.'

He also denied being a mysogynist and a Nazi following a controversial appearance this week on Aussie TV show, The Project.

During the interview he told presenter Carrie Bickmore: 'Shut up. Shut up. Shut up. Now listen, when a man is talking do not interrupt.'

He also gave a wave during the interview, which has been misinterpreted by some in the Aussie media as a Nazi salute.

John spoke about Baroness 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.

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The Sex Pistols (from left) Steve Jones, Sid Vicious, Johnny Rotten (John Lydon) and Paul Cook, rose to fame as the former prime minister rose in power

The 57-year-old 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.'

Johnny Rotten's sexist rant and Thatcher comment on Australian TV

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The singer said he would not be dancing on Margaret Thatcher's grave

The singer said he would not be dancing on Margaret Thatcher's grave

But as to whether he would be watching an TV coverage of Baroness Thatcher's funeral, he said: 'I might have something better to do.'

He added: 'Her politics were really dreadful and derisive and caused a great many issues for me when I was young, for all of us trying to go through that.

'But that don't mean I am gonna dance on her grave, as they say. I'm not that kind of person.

'I was her enemy in her life but I will not be her enemy in her death. I am not a coward.'

He added: 'My entire life, socially, was all around the Maggie era.

'That was the great challenge as a Sex Pistol was how to deal with Margaret Thatcher.

'I think we did rather good.'

He also denied she was having a Diana-style funeral.

'She's not. It's a Conservative send off. Do you think they'll be parading me through the streets of London

'I'm more likely to be dragged along from the back of a wagon.'