Depeche Mode on white supremacist Richard Spencer: 'He's a cunt'

The English electronic band aren't beating around the bush...

Last month, white supremacist Richard Spencer called Depeche Mode "the official band of the alt-right" outside the Conservative Political Action Conference. Spencer had previously tweeted that Depeche Mode have “already written all the anthems the alt-right needs.”

The band quickly denounced the remark, calling it “a ridiculous statement,” and adding, “Depeche Mode has no ties to Richard Spencer or the alt-right and does not support the alt-right movement.”

Now, in an interview with Billboard, frontman Dave Gahan has given his full take on the events: “What’s dangerous about someone like Richard Spencer is, first of all, he’s a cunt—and he’s a very educated cunt, and that’s the scariest kind of all.” He continued, “I think over the years there’s been a number of times when things of ours have been misinterpreted—either our imagery, or something where people are not quite reading between the lines.” He also called “alt-right” figure Milo Yiannopoulos “an attention seeker, a bit crazy obviously,” and “a nut job.”

Gahan has denounced Spencer in a number of recent interviews. Speaking with the New York Post, he said, “I saw the video of him getting punched [during protests at the inauguration of President Trump]; he deserved it.” In an interview with USA Today, Gahan said, “I mean, has he ever listened to 'Strangelove' or 'People Are People'?”

 

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