Iggy Pop Blasted For Race Outburst
Veteran rocker IGGY POP has been blasted after using a racist term during a live interview with the BBC.
The Lust For Life star - real name James Newell Osterberg Jr - was being interviewed at England's Glastonbury interview last weekend (22-24Jul07) when he recalled visiting "p**i shops".
A spokesperson for the Commission for Racial Equality says, "It is a phrase that educated, sensible people would not use. It is not nice and it is not pleasant."
The singer left the festival shortly after the interview to catch a flight to Warsaw, Poland - while the BBC issued an apology, saying, "We would like to apologise if anyone was offended."
The four letter word is a disparaging term for a person of Pakistani descent.