Gay marriage causing floods? That's nothing
Edward Keeble

12:36 20th January 2014

Over the weekend a UKIP representative put a rather large and stupid foot in things, by saying that the legality of gay marriage was responsible for the recent rash of British flooding. Words cannot express how unbelievably moronic such a statement would be. We'll be expecting a plague of lizards for our sins next. What a numpty.

Regardless we got to thinking about some of the most ridiculous and bigoted statements that musicians have inadvertently dropped over the years. There are some genuine surprises in here. So hold onto your morality, and check out the jaw-dropping statements made by some of music's biggest stars...


  • Roger Daltrey on immgration: 'I will never, ever forgive the Labour party for allowing this mass immigration with no demands put on what people should be paid when they come to this country. I will never forgive them for destroying the jobs of my mates, because they allowed their jobs to be undercut with stupid thinking on Europe, letting them all in, so they can live 10 to a room, working for Polish wages.' (The Telegraph)

  • Prince on gay marriage: 'God came to earth and saw people sticking it wherever and doing it with whatever, and he just cleared it all out, he was, like, 'Enough.' (New Yorker)

  • Elvis in a letter to Richard Nixon: 'Sir I am staying at the Washington Hotel, Room 505-506-507. I have two men who work with me by the name of Jerry Schilling and Sonny West. I am registered under the name of Jon Burrows. I will be here for as long as long as it takes to get the credentials of a Federal Agent. I have done an in-depth study of drug abuse and Communist brainwashing techniques and I am right in the middle of the whole thing where I can and will do the most good.'

  • Ted Nugent on homosexuality in the NBA: "[i]f the NBA had any true gay convictions, the NBA should host a Homosexual Night" during which "homosexuals could come down on the court, hold hands and prance around the court to music by the Village People. The NBA could then give each homosexual a pink basketball as a symbol of solidarity." (Washington Times)

  • Dave Mustaine on Obama: "Back in my country, my president he is trying to pass a gun ban, so he is staging all of these murders, like the 'Fast And Furious' thing down at the border Aurora, Colorado [the batman cinema shootings], all the people that were killed there and now the beautiful people at the Sikh temple." (August 7, Fort Canning Park, Singapore)

  • Eric Clapton on black people: "Stop Britain from becoming a black colony. Get the foreigners out. Get the wogs out. Get the coons out. Keep Britain white. I used to be into dope; now I'm into racism. It's much heavier, man." (The Guardian)

  • Courtney Love to African American audience member: 'Do you really like rock music? Because you're African-American. That would be like me being into Lil Wayne.' (The Washington Post)

  • Bob Dylan on Croatia: "If you got a slave master or [Ku Klux] Klan in your blood, blacks can sense that. That stuff lingers to this day. Just like Jews can sense Nazi blood and the Serbs can sense Croatian blood." (Rolling Stone)

  • David Bowie on Hitler: 'Britain is ready for a fascist leader... I think Britain could benefit from a fascist leader. After all, fascism is really nationalism... I believe very strongly in fascism, people have always responded with greater efficiency under a regimental leadership. Adolf Hitler was one of the first rock stars.. You've got to have an extreme right front come up and sweep everything off its feet and tidy everything up.' (Playboy Magazine)

  • Phil Anselmo (Pantera): 'The thing that bothers me most is the black rap bands that all the fucking white kids buy their albums and shit because they think it sounds neat. They go dance clubs and take x [ecstacy] and shit like that, they dance to this rap shit. These rap bands the hardcore mother fuckers they are pissing all over your white culture' (Montreal, Canada, March 1995)

  • Morrissey on China's eating habits: 'Did you see the thing on the news about their treatment of animals and animal welfare? Absolutely horrific... You can't help but feel that the Chinese are a subspecies.' (The Guardian)

  • Psy on America: 'Kill those fucking Yankees who have been torturing Iraqi captives/Kill those fucking Yankees who ordered them to torture/Kill their daughters, mothers, daughters-in-law, and fathers/Kill them all slowly and painfully.' (Dear America, 2004)

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