As John Lydon grinds through some pantomime fauxpinions on the X Factor.
By accident, Gordon is quite acute in his response:
SEX PISTOLS legend JOHN LYDON's acid tongue is as lethal as ASHLEY COLE armed with a rifle at the Chelsea training ground.Given that Ashley Cole merely pinged a pellet off an intern, and wasn't ever going to kill anybody at all with his underpowered weapon, Smart is actually spot-on. Lydon is about as lethal as a kid with an airgun. Here, for example, is his "acid" attack on Cheryl Cole:
"There's not much going on in the head, is there?Devastating, right?
"Although she does bring men to the TV screen because they're all thinking we'd like a lot more going on in her head. We're just fellas – we live in hope."
And on Simon Cowell?
"He's like a pony with blinkers who is slightly embarrassed about his effeminacy.Really, John? "Has got a social dilemma going on" doesn't actually mean anything, you might as well say "editors please complete this comment".
"I think he's effeminate – any man that wears tight T-shirts and plays with his nipples on TV has got a social dilemma going on.
More disappointing is the way that Lydon thinks that effeminacy - either suspected or genuine - is somehow a bad thing and that accusing a man of being effeminate is a devastating judgement. Disappointing, but even Lydon's hackneyed belief that calling someone a sissy is acceptable fails to surprise these days.
John Lydon is trying to sell his book.