In this months The Word magazine, Mr.Middle-England (Hepworth) expresses his feelings on the storm in a teacup surrounding Jay Z headlining Glastonbury and Noel Gallagher's subsequent comments. He goes on to make various conjectures about the different crowds that the musical genres represented by these figureheads may pull in:
''[The] indie crowd is full of future executives and technocrats wearing the clothes traditionally associated with the poor, the hip-hop crowd is blinged up to the nines, as you'd expect from people who work with their hands,''
Now, Are you really making the assertion that most hip-hop fans ‘work with their hands’’ without even a hint of irony? Tsk, tsk.
What his statements suggest to me is a severe lack of cognitive thought with regards to the reaction this racial stereotyping is going to incite. He seems too preoccupied with his jollying up of the hip-hop collective and lambasting of the silly old white mans indie fetish to even bother justifying his stupid and ill conceived pondering. If this aint middle class to the hilt, I don’t know what is.