Saturday, November 23, 2013

Simon LeBon is a super puffer

Simon LeBon's calling out of Robin Thicke for misogynystic bullshit is welcome:

“The problem with Robin Thicke’s video is it disempowered all the women in it,”[...]
“I think Robin made a bit of a mistake, because he’s not a bad guy, he’s not a misogynist, but he’s getting off on the chicks in the video and all that stuff. The theme of the song is, 'You say you don’t want it, but you do’, and that’s, actually, quite scary if you carry it through, so I felt that that was a mistake.”
Because, of course, Duran Duran would never have used naked women to pep up a pop video, would they? Why, LeBon might demand to know if we should be flinging this filth at our pop kids.

What's also notable is where The Daily Telegraph caught up with him:
Le Bon [spoke with] Mandrake at Boisdale Canary Wharf, where he was crowned The Spectator Cigar Smoker of the Year.
Simon LeBon is the what now? There are many things I think of when I think of Simon LeBon, but 'there's not just a cigar smoker, but probably the Wayne Rooney of cigar smokers' isn't one of them.


Robin Carmody said...

I think the fact that Le Bon is the Spectator's Cigar Smoker of the Year sums up the Cameron era more perfectly than anything else, even that brass band playing "Don't Stop Believin'" at Royal Ascot.

simon hayes budgen said...

I hadn't heard about the brass band thing... blimey, if ever an audience didn't need to have their self-belief bolstered...

Robin Carmody said...

To self-correct: as I recall it was a *military* band, not the sort of brass band we would associate with former mining communities.

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