Jake Bugg has a bone to pick with One Direction, apparently. The singer/songwriter was interviewed by ShortList Magazine, and had a few unsavory things to say about the UK super-boy band. When questioned about 1D’s title of “rock star” status because of their anti-boy band behavior, his simple response was, “Who the f**k is saying that?” Oh okay.
“It’s my job to keep that X Factor s**t off the top of the charts,” he said in his interview slash manifesto. Bugg noted that despite the fact that 1D are compared to The Beatles for their new school British Invasion, that doesn’t make them talented. “I mean, [One Direction] must know that they’re terrible. They must know.. Calling them the new rock stars is a ridiculous statement. And people should stop making it. They’ll be forgotten because young girls will grow up.” Eek! Wait until the Directioners hear that.
Meanwhile, two of One Direction have responded via Twitter. Check out Niall’s nice little pun on “bugg” below. Hopefully this mini beef doesn’t escalate – for Jake Bugg’s sake – because if the Directioners react, he’ll need an extra bodyguard…or twelve.
Really buggs me that artists we’re fans of ,flip on us in the press !
— Niall Horan (@NiallOfficial) February 22, 2013
Hi @jakebugg do you think slagging off boy bands makes you more indie ?
— Louis Tomlinson (@Louis_Tomlinson) February 22, 2013