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:

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:


Any response from Jagger? Nah, he had a cricket match to watch.