Johnny Rotten: Media, Colleges Responsible For Cancel Culture
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - MARCH 04: John Lydon aka Johnny Rotten arrives at the premiere of Epix's "Punk" at SIR on March 04, 2019 in Los Angeles, California.
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Johnny Lydon, a.k.a. Johnny Rotten of the “Sex Pistols,” has once again spoken out against cancel culture and political correctness.

Speaking with the U.K.’s The Times, Lydon said that he loves journeying across America and seeing the rich diversity of scenery and people, but fears that political correctness will ruin this free nation.

“I love being on a tour bus because I just stare out the window. I’m utterly amazed and transfixed by the difference of scenery from one state to another,” he said, as reported by Fox News. “The forests up north and the swamps down south, all of it, it’s lovely. The people are very, very varied and very forgiving. A new country, new open-mindedness I suppose. Like they’re not really stuck down and nailed to the floor by class warfare.”

Lydon moved from London to California in 2013 to take care of his wife, who suffers from Alzheimer’s.

“These people aren’t really genuinely disenfranchised at all. They just view themselves as special,” he said of the PC mobs. “It’s selfishness and in that respect it’s divisive and can only lead to trouble. I can’t believe that TV stations give some of these lunatics the space. Where is this ‘moral majority’ nonsense coming from when they’re basically the ones doing all the wrong for being so bloody judgmental and vicious against anybody that doesn’t go with the current popular opinion?”

“It’s just horribly, horribly tempestuous spoilt children coming out of colleges and universities with s*** for brains. And I put that in the most polite way,” he later added.

Rotten was equally critical of the United Kingdom, especially the debate over canceling former Prime Minister Winston Churchill because of racist comments he made against Indians and black people at the time.

“This man saved Britain. Whatever he got up to in South Africa or India beforehand is utterly irrelevant to the major issue in hand,” he said. “We are not walking up and down the high street with jackboots and helmets because of that man.”

“The Nazis were the biggest race haters of all, ever, in the history of the planet so thank you again, Winston,” he added.

Prior to the 2020 election, Lyndon declared himself a Trump voter.

“I became an American citizen because I believed that Obama could change the world for a better place and I truly believed that at the time,” Lydon said. “I was very disappointed in eight years how little was actually achieved.”

Lydon said that people need to throw out the “rule book” or else suffer under stifling regulation.

“I think that the rule books must be thrown out. Once you go down that current Democratic Party way, there’s no return from that,” Lydon said. “It’s slowly but surely rule after rule after rule that will stifle the living daylights out of you.”

As to why he appreciated Trump, Lydon said it was because he’s not a politician and went into politics as an “individual.”

“I met him once. I know, what an offensive fella. But he went into politics as the complete individual. That’s what we want,” Lydon said. “I don’t like politicians really, generally speaking, not many of them at all. I don’t trust of them. He broke that system, that Washington criminality that’s caused the problems for all of us in the first place.”

Related: Johnny Rotten Defends Trump’s Mainstream Media Attacks: ‘More Power To Him’

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