Yes, yes he did. Here’s what Mick Jagger told the New York crowd last night at the 12-12-12 concert to benefit the Hurricane Sandy relief effort:
Jagger: "Largest collection of old English musicians assembled in Madison Square Garden. If it rains in London, you've got to come help us."
— Karen DaltonBeninato (@kbeninato) December 13, 2012
And the Rolling Stones’ Twitter account proudly tweeted the quote:
Man up and grow a pair, Sandy victims! Where’s your stiff upper lip? Just grab your bumbershoots, old chaps!
Was it just a joke from a silly old coot or an obnoxious insult? Either way, the Twitterverse wasn’t about to let this one slide. The backlash was immediate:
Did Mick Jagger just dismiss the scale of the hurricane damage? “If it rains in London come help us” #121212concert
— ParkAvesFinest (@ParkAvesFinest) December 13, 2012
Wait wait wait….did Mick Jagger say if it rains in London we should help them? Was it raining during WWII? #121212Concert
— Dan Bohle (@dwbohle) December 13, 2012
Mick Jagger, grasping the storm's severity: "We're so glad to be a part of this but if it rains in London you must help us, ok?"
— Kara Yorio (@karayorio) December 13, 2012
— Melissa Cavaleri (@mcavs) December 13, 2012
did jagger just say if it rains in london we have to help them? we bailed them out in WW2. REMEMBER? You're welcome.
— NAF (@naflotteron) December 13, 2012
@kaylaabaumann not a big fan of the stones. Especially after what Mick jagger said about we have to help now when it rains in London. Dick
— Ben (@Bprozac61) December 13, 2012
#121212concert Mick Jagger: "If it rains in London, you've gotta come help us." Was he calling us wussies? Lol
— Jeremy Bednarski (@JeremyBednarski) December 13, 2012
Anyone else think Jagger's "If it rains in London, you guys have to help us" line was a bit out-of-bounds?
— Pat Van De Walle (@OakParkVandy) December 13, 2012
I cant believe mick jagger said "if it rains in London I want you guys to come help us" what a scumbag thing to say. No1 asked for u old bag
— JoeMo (@JoeMo724) December 13, 2012
Any response from Jagger? Nah, he had a cricket match to watch.
— Mick Jagger (@MickJagger) December 13, 2012