Joe Corré – son of Malcolm McLaren and Vivienne Westwood – will burn punk memorabilia on 40th anniversary of ‘Anarchy in the UK’
John Lydon has criticised Joe Corré – the son of Sex Pistols manager Malcolm McLaren and designer Vivienne Westwood – who is to hold a ceremonial burning of punk memorabilia in Camden, in which he’ll torch a personal collection worth more than £5 million in its entirety.
Corré, pictured below and who is the founder of lingerie brand Agent Provocateur, is to burn the collection in the London borough on November 26, the 40th anniversary of the release of the Sex Pistols’ ‘Anarchy in the UK’, in part in protest at the establishment-sanctioned nature of Punk London, which takes place later this year.
Punk London is backed by the Queen, who despite the Sex Pistols singing “God save the Queen, she’s ain’t no human being” has given the event her official blessing. Institutions like the British Library and the Museum of London have also backed the event.
Responding to the news, Lydon told The Metro: “If you’re going to destroy £5 million worth of anything, isn’t it better to sell it and give the money to charity? You selfish fucking lingerie expert. Why don’t you burn your own bra?”
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