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For Johnny Rotten, Life Is No Day at the Beach

For Johnny Rotten, Life Is No Day at the Beach
John Lydon aka Johnny Rotten arrives at the premiere of Epix's "Punk" at SIR on March 04, 2019, in Los Angeles, California. (Emma McIntyre/Getty Images)

By with Michael R. Shannon
Tuesday, 30 April 2019 11:09 AM Current | Bio | Archive

It is difficult to know whether this story is a case of shoe on other foot, pigeons coming home to roost, or growing into maturity.

Anti-establishment, formerly too vulgar for the airwaves, 63-year-old Sex Pistols lead singer Johnny Rotten has found trouble in paradise right outside his front door. Rotten lives in a $1.9 million mansion that is cheek-by-jowl with Venice Beach. Rotten is unhappy because too many cheeks are having bowel movements just outside his door.

According to Newsweek, “Sex Pistols rocker Johnny Rotten says an influx of homeless people is destroying his Los Angeles neighborhood of Venice Beach. They moved in en masse. They're all young, they're all like 24.”

You can almost imagine Rotten saying they should get a real job.

Rotten has stopped taking visitors down to the beach because of the aggregation and aggravation of human poop and used drug needles littering the sand. And he’s not exaggerating.

The Hollywood Reporter claims Venice Beach, “is now home to the largest concentration of homeless anywhere on L.A.'s Westside.”

Rotten says conditions at his house were recently really rotten, “They came over the gate and put their tent inside [his yard], right in front of the front door. It's like... the audacity.” The anti-authority — at least in the past — singer had to resort to calling the police to get rid of the trespassers.

Sounding much like the president of any chamber of commerce in the red state of your choice, Rotten proclaimed, “Now, I'm a bloke that's worked hard for his money and I expect to be able to use my own front door.”

Rotten’s problem has another, unfortunate dimension as his wife suffers from Alzheimer’s Disease and she “is 'struggling to cope' with the surge of 'vagrants' in the area.”

That’s what happens when politicians and judges decide that the rights of people who actively refuse to conform to the standards of society take priority of the right of law-abiding, property tax-paying citizens to be left undisturbed.

Over the past decades Johnny Rotten has made quite a journey. It’s difficult to categorize the transition from a rules-flaunting singer who performed “I Wanna Be Your Dog” to a multi-million dollar, home-owning, suburban resident who doesn’t wanna step in your poop.

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