Most Controversial Comments By MusiciansMusicians often make controversial statements. So this is a list of the most controversial statements ever made by musicians. Please express your opinions on whether these quotes deserved the backlash.
The Top Ten
When he was jailed, he said the government was trying to kill the rock spirit.
He said this in an interview on the "Jerry Springer show".
What a pervert!
He took his Atheism/thought too far, but I do understand his point.
One of his infamous quotes on Facebook
What's wrong? He is damn right.
I wuv you Vargy to be honest follow him on his socials please
He said this during an interview with London newspaper "Evening Standard". This particular comment created an enormous amount of controversy in the US especially among Christian communities. Extensive protests broke out in the US, Some radio stations stopped playing Beatles songs, their records were publicly burned, press conferences were cancelled, and threats were made. Finally, he was
murdered in December 1980 by Mark David Chapman, a born-again Christian who was incensed by the "more popular than Jesus" remark.
Nobody will ever be more popular than Jesus.
He was making an observation that in the mainstream culture at that time, people were paying much more attention to The Beatles and celebrity worship than to Jesus. He wasn't saying it to brag, or meaning that it was a good or proper trend.
LMAO this made me laugh
He's dead now so no need to worry about this
I still can't even begin to comprehend what he was thinking here.
Yo Kanye, Imma Let You Finish, But that is nothing to joke about.
Viral video available on TMZ channel of YouTube
It's no surprise that his fans are terrible, since they constantly defend any of the very stupid things that he done. Most of his fans wouldn't even try to defend him if he wasn't a musician. It's pretty dumb to even call him a musician.
That one time where he almost got away with the n-word. Viral video clip available on the TMZ channel of YouTube
Wait, does he like the KKK?
She said this in an interview when asked about Women Empowerment
*clear throat* excuse me pal?!
In the 70's David Bowie had a history of praising Adolf Hitler. He later blamed being under the influence of drugs for making this comment.
He was probably trying to rustle a bunch of people
She said this in an interview with Jimmy Kimmel expressing her support for #freethenipple campaign. The campaign advocates that women should have the right to project their nipples in public.
Sure, that's logical (sarcasm)
LOL, this one falls in the category "dumb comments", too
That made me die on the floor laughing
She asked this during an interview with Neil degrasse Tyson
Yes Katy. Math is related to science
He was specifically referring to his rivals, Blur's Damon Albarn and Alex James when he made this comment. He almost immediately apologized, later claimed that the journalist who interviewed him set him up, and eventually made peace with Damon Albarn, but the damage was already done. From then on, Noel Gallagher would forever be known for his big mouth.
Yes, the great Gaahl, you are 100% right. Religion will be outlawed except for satanism. HAIL SATAN! (This is a joke, do not report)
The angst is strong with this one.LMAO seriously what is it with all these Black Metal musicians being in their adult years and still acting like angsty teens.And this is coming from a Hindu who is bit of an Agnostic too.
That's only a rare proportion of very gifted people existing in this world. Without going to school, all will be lost...
One of his infamous tweets.
How exactly.If anything it would be dumber
See kids. If you become a famous female musician one day. You can get away with saying stupid crap like this. - B1ueNew
One of the funniest things I've ever seen. Served them right for snubbing the best rock band ever, thanks Rick!