John Lydon issues statement about 'Pistol'


John Lydon issued another statement about the upcoming Pistol series.

Lydon's frothing statement comes a day after the official Pistol trailer was unveiled and shared by the media. Read it below:

"We were originally led to believe “Pistol" was a Steve Jones story, not a Sex Pistols story. Going by the trailer it doesn't seem to be the case. John’s “likeness” is clearly being used to sell this series, a series he was not involved in, and was put together behind his back. Putting words in John's mouth and rewriting history. A middle class fantasy.

Disney have stolen the past and created a fairytale, which bears little resemblance to the truth.

It would be funny if it wasn't tragic."


Despite Lydon contesting the series, it will premiere May 31st on Hulu in the U.S., and Disney+ in other territories. A companion Sex Pistols collection, The Original Recordings, will be issued on May 28th. Lydon issued a previous statement condemning the compilation.

View the official trailer below.

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