"Why would any rock star need to push themselves on women?”
The Who’s Roger Daltrey has criticised Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn, spoke on Brexit and disparaged the #MeToo movement in a new interview.
Speaking to Event Magazine, The Who singer spoke about Brexit, Jeremy Corbyn and slammed the #MeToo movement.
Speaking on Corbyn, Daltrey said: “Jeremy Corbyn is not a socialist. He’s a communist” He continued: “Be honest about that and see how many votes you get, Jeremy, because otherwise, you’re going to be moving in to Downing Street under a false premise.”
Speaking with anti-remain sentiments, the singer said of Brexit: “What I’m against is Brussels, not the EU. I can’t live with that because we lost people in my family fighting for our right to be democratic”.
Most controversially, Roger Daltrey spoke on the #MeToo movement, arguing that rock stars don’t sexually harass women because they don’t “need” to.
“Why would any rock star need to push themselves on women?” he said. “Usually, it’s the other way around. I’d like to have £1 for every woman that screws my ass. Mick Jagger would be a billionaire out of it”, Daltrey said.
“If it was going to be in the rock business, it would’ve been out by now. It would’ve been out a long time ago,” he added. “I find this whole thing so obnoxious. It’s always allegations and it’s just salacious crap.”
Most recently, Roman Polanski – the disgraced director fled the USA in 1978 after pleading guilty to the statutory rape of a 13-year-old – described the #Metoo movement as “collective hysteria”
Roger Daltrey recently warned fans of the importance of wearing earplugs to gigs, after decades of loud music have now left him “very, very deaf”.
Daltrey’s first solo album in 25 years, ‘As Long As I Have You’, will be released June 1.