Thom Yorke on Israel boycott pressure: 'I don't agree with the cultural ban at all'

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The Radiohead singer told Rolling Stone that the pressure being put on the band to pull out of their Israel gig was ‘patronising in the extreme’ and ‘offensive’

Radiohead frontman Thom Yorke has responded to the pressure being put on the band to pull out of a scheduled gig in Israel because of a cultural boycott, by calling it “deeply disrespectful”.

Speaking with Rolling Stone, the singer said the cultural figures urging the band to pull out, which include Ken Loach and South African archbishop Desmond Tutu, are acting as if the band is “so retarded we can’t make these decisions ourselves”.

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