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kJ answer media smears

Postby Werewolf32 » Mon Mar 19, 2012 8:48 pm

Killing Joke have made it clear they are not bigots, after 'Gay Star News' published an article implying they were 'homophobic'.\
Some good comments by KJ fans at the bottom of the articles:\
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www.gaystarnews.com/article/killing-jok ... not-haters\
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www.midlandszone.co.uk/news.asp?thisId= ... verhampton
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Postby Amalgam » Mon Mar 19, 2012 10:12 pm

Killing Joke being criticised in a gay zine \:lol:\ \:lol:\ \:lol:\
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Postby Werewolf32 » Mon Mar 19, 2012 10:35 pm

If anyone wants to contact the publicity - seeking gay activist Peter Tatchell and ask him to stop his attacks on Killing Joke, he can be emailed here:\
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peter@petertatchell.net\
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Tatchell and GSN should issue a full apology to KJ.
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Postby Sapromind » Tue Mar 20, 2012 12:01 am

When the story popped up a couple of weeks ago, I did the research to find out what Jaz exactly said in this oh-so-infamous interview in 1984. And yeah, he called a certain genre "fag music" or "queer music". I expected something more.\
However, I did find an interesting thing in that mentioned interview - Jaz admitted the bass lines from the first three albums were written by Geordie, not Youth. I thought it was just a fan theory, not a confirmed fact.
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Postby Michael » Tue Mar 20, 2012 12:35 am

*yawns* No, Kj are not homophobic, no Nazis, not against people with blue eyes, american nationality, with glasses, with red hair, belly-buttons etc etc.....\
Hey, we're not in the 80s anymore, where you can get public attention as a band with one bullshit newspaper-article about that, so:\
Killing Joke is a BAND, doing the best they can: MUSIC! Are there really still people who are interested in this other old bullshit...?
Life is too short to be taken seriously. (Oscar Wilde)\
Life is too short to share it on facebook. (Michael)
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Postby Werewolf32 » Tue Mar 20, 2012 5:04 am

There was that video at St Paul's Cathedral circa Fire Dances, when Jaz refers to "faggots". I am sure it was just larking about.\
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www.youtube.com/watch?v=xXyA2GVcvkQ
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Postby Amalgam » Tue Mar 20, 2012 9:34 am

Hey, suppose I was running a magazine dedicated to the ethical treatment of animals, should I also make an issue about the fact that some members of the band have been noted to go fishing, just for recreational reasons? \
There's this saying where I live: "If you want to hit a dog, you can easily find a stick".
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Postby cyrilgrey » Tue Mar 20, 2012 5:21 pm

well the comment was made years ago, before everything was pc and stuff-- remember, in '84 people used to call things "gay" on television. So to get upset about something that was said that long ago.\
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on the other hand, the anti-American behavior is very recent. Once again, I can't fault the band for that opinion of America, but I would think that they would realize the people that listen to KJ don't really share the American ideology.
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Postby Mr.Punch » Tue Mar 20, 2012 6:01 pm

Here we have a goddamn Nazi- Band: Image\
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And anyway...Killing Joke are bigger than Jesus!\
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Let`s gather and burn their records \:twisted:\ \
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afterwards this world will be a better place ! \
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Postby Werewolf32 » Tue Mar 20, 2012 6:24 pm

Mr.Punch wrote:Here we have a goddamn Nazi- Band: Image\
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And anyway...Killing Joke are bigger than Jesus!\
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Let`s gather and burn their records \:twisted:\ \
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afterwards this world will be a better place ! \
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Did anyone here go to the KJ/Joy Division gigs in 1980?\
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Political correctness has gone mad!\
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A band whose lead singer is an admirer of gay Nazi Brownshirt leader Ernst Rohm who was killed at Hitler's orders, is Death in June. No I am not joking!
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