In 77 I bought God Save The Qeen, not because I wanted to make any kind of protest; because it was a great record. #dingdong is crap.—
Simon Le Bon (@SimonJCLeBON) April 12, 2013
Several days after Margaret Thatcher’s death, depraved revelers are still gleefully dancing on her grave. Fortunately, not everyone who disagreed with the Iron Lady’s politics has forgotten the meaning of respect.
“Ding Dong the Witch is Dead” is currently holding steady near the top of the UK iTunes chart. Simon Le Bon, lead singer for Duran Duran, doesn’t think it’s anything to sing about:
Le Bon isn’t arguing against free speech or suggesting that people should be silenced:
He’s pointing out that those celebrating the song’s sudden popularity are ultimately only disgracing themselves.
Incidentally, the Sex Pistols’ John Lydon, who sang “God Save The Queen,” has called the celebrations of Thatcher’s death “loathsome.”
Encouraging to see that chivalry still exists.