Stewart Copeland says sorry for derogatory remarks

The Police drummer Stewart Copeland has apologised to the President of Chile for remarks he made about her during an interview.

Copeland told the Mercurio newspaper “Look, the future President of Argentina would be good for one beer; yours (would be good) for four,” thought to mean Chilean President Michelle Bachelet is less attractive than her Argentinean counterpart Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner, President elect.

Copeland wrote a letter to Bachelet saying “I was mortified to learn this remark reached you and you were asked to comment on such a trivial matter.” The letter was circulated to press by the government, says Reuters.

The drummer also extended and invite for Bachelet and guests to come and see the band perform.

–By our New York staff.

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