The Gossip attacked the controversial flags being displayed by audience members at the Carling Weekend: Leeds Festival
today (August 25).
The band played the Main Stage on the second day of the Leeds leg.
After playing ’Jealous Girls’ singer Beth Ditto asked: “Have you guys seen the Confederate flag flying around? What the hell is that?”
Referring to the lack of universal rights and pro-slave trade politics the crest once stood for, she added: “You wish the South had not succeeded? Where I come from that’s some bullshit!”
Meawhile Ditto also said she wished that the overcast day was brighter.
She said: “Where’s the sun? What did you guys do to it? I need that sun, that sun burns!”
Commenting on her black and gold dress Ditto asked: “Do I have a camel toe? I need a bobby-pin to tie back my camel lips. I have a big vagina.”
The Gossip played:
‘Coal To Diamonds’
‘ Are You That Somebody?’
‘Standing In The Way Of Control’
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