Damon Albarn has slammed The Rolling Stones for ‘objectifying’ Sydney Sweeney in the music video for their new song Angry.
The Blur frontman, 55, slammed the band’s album Hackney Diamonds – that was released in October – before noting that the actress’ racy cameo in the video was ‘completely disconnected.’
Damon also criticised the Stones – comprised of Sir Mick Jagger, 80, Keith Richards, 79, and Ronnie Wood, 76 – for naming their new release after Hackney, claiming they’ve ‘never contributed to anything’ in the area.
The outspoken Gorillaz musician told French publication Les Inrockuptibles that his ‘family lives in Hackey’ and he wasn’t impressed when the band promoted their new album at the Hackney Empire.
He said, ‘They’ve never did a thing in Hackney, they’ve never played there, never contributed to anything. They just showed up. It’s all nonsense.’
Damon Albarn has slammed The Rolling Stones for ‘objectifying’ Sydney Sweeney in the music video for their new song Angry
The Blur frontman accused the legendary rock band of becoming ‘worse’ as they’ve gotten older and continue to release new music
Euphoria star Sydney, 26, made a racy appearance in the Rolling Stones’ Angry music video when it was released earlier this year
Damon also slammed the legendary rock group for having Euphoria star Sydney, 26, in their Angry music video.
The actress posed on top of a moving classic car in the vid, with some close-up shots featuring her cleavage in a sizzling leather corset top.
Damon insisted: ‘I listened to their new song and watched this horrible music video showing them at different stages of their lives on billboards.
‘And this young woman objectified. What the hell is this? There’s something completely disconnected.’
Damon went on to speak about the rockers and his own music career, insisting he ‘did all sorts of things,’ but ‘they’ve never been anything other than the Rolling Stones’.
He even said the band had ‘become worse’ as they continue to perform while getting older, adding that ‘there must be no joy’ in doing what they do.
Damon commented on the Satisfaction hitmakers making the ‘same music’ but said it was ‘not that good.’
This isn’t the first time Damon has hit out at the Stones.
Damon said of Sydney Sweeney starring in the Stones’ music video, ‘This young woman objectified. What the hell is this? There’s something completely disconnected’
Sydney wore a sizzling black ensemble as she rode around in a classic car in the Stones’ music video for Angry
In a 2022 interview with the Los Angeles Times, the singer was asked about a future Blur reunion, with the reporter commenting that he’d ‘always seemed somewhat reluctant to go out and play the hits.’
Damon said at the time, ‘I’m not into how beloved you become of the smell of your own farts.
‘The greatest exponent of that is the Rolling Stones, who just couldn’t let it go. It’s disappointing.
‘Not to say that I didn’t absolutely love the Rolling Stones in their heyday — they were magnificent. But do other stuff in your life. Singing (I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction when you’re pushing 80? Come on.’