I am pleased that RATM made it to the Christmas number 1 spot, overall I think this has done little to dent Joe’s pop career. I spent 65p on the single and I fully understand that and see the duality in buying a single with the lyrics “Fuck you I won’t do what you tell me” when I clearly have done just that. I bought the single as a protest and to highlight the current problems that the music industry is going through. I am still annoyed that RATM single has been given hardly any radio play time that seems hardly fair in its self. For me it just sums up how fucking dumb the British public really are, especially with comments like “Joe worked his ass off”, and “I hope those 4 dildo’s don’t win”. Firstly Joe won a “talent show” contest that lasted how long? Off hand I’d say 10 weeks. So singing and prancing around for 10 weeks is now working your arse off?
The second comment came from the Five Live comments board after RATM swore 5 times during a live radio session. The word “Fuck” is just that... a word and last time I checked “words” that right there “word” cannot hurt you, I was recently in Berlin where the broadcasting censorship (for profanity anyway) seems to be a lot less. Maybe I’m a liberal at heart, but free speech is an ideology that I hold close to my heart and it is one of the few things I can say with a passion that I would fight to the end for.