There are no two ways about it, Robert Smith is a legend of our times. Not only has he brought 'Just Like Heaven' into the world, but he's also staunchly anti-monarchy. Whadd'a guy.
Now, in an unearthed interview from 2012 with Telerama.fr, the lead singer of The Cure has issued a water-tight argument in favour of abolishing the monarchy, and also why hereditary privilege is inherently wrong. And, it goes without saying, it's an absolute must-see.
In the clip, he says:
Any kind of hereditary privilege, it's just wrong!
It's not just anti-democracy, it's just inherently wrong.
He then issues a take-down of peerages:
What upsets me, is that some people who I've actually admired down the years, get offered a reward by the royal family, by the hereditary monarchy, and they take it, and they become Lord or Sir... and you think like...
Honestly, if I ever accepted, and I'm never going to get one, I would honestly cut off my own hands before I did that, because how dare they presume that they could give me an honour.
I'm much better than them, they've never done anything, they're f****** idiots.
The clip was posted to Twitter by user @ImpodedView, where it quickly went viral:
Other social media users loved it.
@ImplodedView https://t.co/a8qyhgirsT— Rh R (@Rh R) 1556098782
@ImplodedView LOVE Robert Smith!— Sarah King 💙 "#FBPE" 3.5% Bunny hugger (@Sarah King 💙 "#FBPE" 3.5% Bunny hugger) 1556177879
@ImplodedView Well said! 👍🏻😂— Ben Bennett (@Ben Bennett) 1556134128
This isn't the first time that the gothic dystopian musician has gone viral recently. In March, he caused a stir online for his deadpan response to a particularly over-excited journalist during an interview on the red carpet.
The interviewer asked him:
Are you as excited as I am?
And he responded:
By the sounds of it, no.
Mr Smith, never change.
HT The Poke
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