AceShowbiz - Damon Albarn has criticized The Rolling Stones over their album "Hackney Diamonds", accusing them of objectifying Sydney Sweeney and getting "worse" at staying themselves. The Blur frontman has ripped the legendary rock & roll group - comprising Sir Mick Jagger, 80, Keith Richards, 79, and Ronnie Wood, 76 - for naming their latest album after the district in East London and holding their album launch at the Hackney Empire when they have "never contributed" to the area.
"My family lives in Hackney and the way they showed up at the Hackney Empire venue really [hacked] me off. 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," he began in an interview with the French publication Les Inrockuptibles.
The Gorillaz star also took issue with the video for the lead single "Angry" and the 26-year-old "Euphoria" actress posing on top of a moving classic car with various close-ups of her cleavage in a tight-fitted leather corset top.
He continued, "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."
The 55-year-old star - who is known for experimenting with various styles of music - went on to criticise the veteran rockers for "devoting" their lives to releasing the same music and getting "worse" at it. In one last blow, he said, "I did all sorts of things, whereas they've never been anything other than the Rolling Stones."
"I love the idea of devoting your life to one thing, in search of the sublime. But the truth is, they've become worse. Worse at persisting to stay themselves. That's something I don't understand. Making exactly the same music but not that good. There must be no joy in doing something like this."