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Johnny Rotten of the Sex Pistols tells anchor to 'listen when a man is talking'

Johnny Rotten's interview with an Australian news program

Johnny Rotten's interview with an Australian news program went downhill fast after he accused a female anchor of interrupting him while he was talking about a Sex Pistols song. Rotten is seen here on the “Judge Judy” show. (Oct. 21, 1997) Credit: AP file

This guy truly lives up to his name.

John Lydon, better known as “Johnny Rotten,“ of the Sex Pistols gave a hilarious interview with Australian news program “The Project” this week that went, well, rotten pretty fast.

The rock star was discussing the impact the Sex Pistols' controversial single “God Save the Queen” had on Britain when it was released in 1977, and he was not pleased when a female anchor interrupted him to ask for his thoughts on the April 8 death of Margaret Thatcher, who was prime minister during that time.

“Hey misses, shut up, whoever you are,“ Rotten said. “Now listen, when a man is talking, do not interrupt.“

When the anchor defended herself (among awkward laughing from her co-hosts), saying there was a break in his diatribe when she interjected, Rotten countered, “Stop it. You sound like one of them dreadful loud birds I don't like.“

The interview came to an abrupt end soon after, with one of the woman's co-anchors calling Rotten a “flat-out sexist, misogynist pig” once the rocker was off the air.

Watch the video below for the Rotten behavior, which begins at the 4:15 mark.

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