In these post-McAlpine days, does that headline count as an incitement to non-violent violence? Who can be sure?
Gore wants Cowell shot to remove his woeful influence on music:
"I'm not advocating violence but I think somebody should shoot Simon Cowell.I'm not quite sure how you'd go about shooting someone non-violently - presumably you'd need to get a masseur to relaxing shoot him? Not that you should.
"His influence in the music industry over the last God knows how many years it's been now... it's just like, so many people think that that's what music is.
"What happened to bands getting together? They are very few and far between now and the ones that do probably can't afford to get into a studio and make a record."
Don't shoot Simon Cowell. Just don't.
Besides, it's like chopping down a tree that's got ash dieback; the infection is already blowing through the country on every wind. It's too late to do any good.
Not that shooting Simon Cowell would be good, anyway.