Johnny Rotten to Female Reporter: Shut Up and Listen When a Man is Talking

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Johnny Rotten, the former lead singer of the Sex Pistols, is still living up to his faux surname (he's really John Lydon) based on an interview this week.

Appearing on Australia's The Project, he told a female reporter to "shut up when a man is talking" when she cut in with a question about Margaret Thatcher's death.

Here was the direct quote:

"Hey, hey missus, shut up, whoever you are, shut up, shut up, shut up," Rotten told Carrie Bickmore. "Now listen, when a man is talking do not interrupt."

Ouch, John.

Bickmore tried her best to play it off and continue, but the rocker didn't let it slide, telling her, "Stop it. You sound like one of them dreadful loud birds I don't like."

She then proceeded to call him offensive, and Johnny responded with, "So are you when you do that. You have to learn what manners and respect is."

Afterward, her colleagues were on Team Carrie.

Once the interview was over, Bickmore said the musician was "damn rude" and reporter Andrew Rochford added, "He was a flat-out sexist, misogynist pig."

The comments quickly spread and attracted backlash in Australia, but he argued in his own defense by saying he's not sexist and Bickmore was inappropriate.

"It's quite clear to me I'm not a sexist and I'm not a misogynist," and if someone interrupts "you are going to have to say something at some point, whether it be male or female."

You buying that?

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