Is it the ultimate act of punk-rock fuckery? Or is it just the short-sighted wastefulness of an entitled brat? To “celebrate” punk rock’s 40th anniversary, Joe Corré (the son of Vivienne Westwood and Malcolm McLaren, plans to burn his entire collection of punk memorabilia in Camden Square. Corré, who co-founded Agent Provocateur, claims he is sick of seeing punk’s legacy co-opted by the establishment.
“The Queen giving 2016, the Year of Punk, her official blessing is the most frightening thing I’ve ever heard,” he says, “Talk about alternative and punk culture being appropriated by the mainstream. Rather than a movement for change, punk has become like a fucking museum piece or a tribute act.”
Corré likens the mood of 2016 to that of 1976.
“A general malaise has now set in amongst the British public,” he says, “People are feeling numb. And with numbness comes complacency. People don’t feel they have a voice anymore. The most dangerous thing is that they have stopped fighting for what they believe in. They have given up the chase. We need to explode all the shit once more.”
He encourages anyone who wants to destroy their own collections to come join him. (via DAZED)
Not surprisingly, his decision to destroy the priceless and no doubt irreplaceable memorabilia isn’t going down well with commenters.
What a twat! Sell it and give the money to charity. What a publicity whore.
He’s destroying the documentation and history of a culture.
Fuck the establishment… says the guy with the £5 million “punk” collection….
Do something anti establishment and give it to the homeless instead of burning it in a selfish, media circus act. Surely by vocally doing this you are courting publicity. A very punk-less way to dishonour your own heritage mate.
Floggit and give the money to the food banks you wanker, burning your inheritance don’t make you a punk or anti establishment, what it does make you is a spoilt cunt who will never get it. Now fuck off and choke on some cocktails with Russell brand and the rest of the pseudo anarchists!!
If you’re the son of Vivienne Westwood and Malcolm McClaren, you ARE the establishment, you stupid, privileged little [email protected]
to be fucking honest Punk was ‘invented ‘ by Malcom and Viv as a way of selling very expensive clothes to ex soul boys and posh art students ..
He’s the opitome of what happened to Punk…capitalism. Too rich for words is the reason burning the whole collection crossed his mind. What a disgusting thing to do, I’m presuming he thinks it’s Punk
burn your bank account!