Martin Gore encourages someone to shoot Simon Cowell…

The world of Twitter just keeps getting weirder….

Last week Lord McAlpine was wrongly declared to be a paedophile, this week Simon Cowell responds to Martin Gore who in an earlier interview urged someone to shoot Cowell.

Gore in an interview with Music Week stated: ‘I’m not advocating violence, but I think somebody should shoot Simon Cowell.’
‘His influence in the music industry over the last God knows how many years it’s been now. It’s just like, so many people think that that’s what music is.’

‘What happened to bands getting together? They are very few and far between now and the ones that do probably can’t afford to get into a studio and make a record.’

Cowell took to Twitter to respond ‘I read Martin gore wants to shoot me. He was is in Depeche Mode. Do you realise how weird and stupid that makes you. Go and watch the news.’…‘Why I am angry about weirdo gore is a ton of people have got shot this year and people. Like weirdo gore encourage this.’

What do you think of Gore’s remarks?

If someone suggested you should be shot, would you take to Twitter – surely that’s a matter for the Police to investigate?

Martin Gore encourages someone to shoot Simon Cowell…

Whilst it could easily be argued that Cowell has done very little for the continued development of creative artists – is encouraging his death really an appropriate response?

Let us know what you think.

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Phil Newall is 47, from The Wirral - he earns his living not writing about music nor playing music...though sorely wishes he could. He was fortunate enough to see many of the first generation punk bands when they played the U18's matinee shows at Eric's, Liverpool. As an attendee at Eric's he was exposed to punk rock, dub reggae, art rock, and all manner of weirdness; as a customer at Probe Records he was variously served and scowled at by Pete Wylie and Pete Burns - he has written for Record Collector, Whisperin & Hollerin, and Spiral Scratch and wanted to write a book detailing the Liverpool punk scene; however with 'Head-On' Julian Cope beat him to it...and frankly did a much better job.

4 COMMENTS

  1. Did Simon Cowell rape popular music and leave it for dead? Or did Scott Piering’s passing at the birth of Pop Idol also have something to do with it?

    One thing is clear: Cowell proves Mr Gore’s point with his trademark bullying tactic, referring to him throughout as ‘weirdo’. Is it because most of the time he is happy Simon? An alien concept to you I’m sure.

  2. Who’s responsible for editing this stuff. Can you not use commas, dashes or semi-colons? None of these are full sentences:
    “Like weirdo gore encourage this.”
    “His influence in the music industry over the last God knows how many years it’s been now.”
    “Why I am angry about weirdo gore is a ton of people have got shot this year and people.”

    • Tom,
      We don’t edit a direct quote – the quotes were lifted direct from the Simon Cowell Twitter page, to edit a quote would be inappropriate and not a true reflection of what was said/written.

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