Son of Vivienne Westwood to burn $7 million Punk Memorabilia Collection

Joseph Corré, designer Vivienne Westwood and Sex Pistols manager Malcolm McLaren, has announced that he will burn his multimillion dollar collection of punk memorabilia in Camden on November 26th.

 
After catching wind that the Queen has publicly backed the upcoming festivities for Punk.London's "40th Anniversary of Punk", he planned this protest to coincide with the anniversary of the Sex Pistols' "Anarchy in the U.K." debut release.

"The Queen giving 2016, the Year of Punk, her official blessing is the most frightening thing I've ever heard," Corré said. "Talk about alternative and punk culture being appropriated by the mainstream. Rather than a movement for change, punk has become like a fucking museum piece or a tribute act."  
— Joseph Corré
 
He has also expressed a particular disgust in Punk.London's acceptance of sponsorship from state and corporate establishments as well as a $140,000 grant from the National Lottery of London.
 

“A general malaise has now set in amongst the British public. People are feeling numb. And with numbness comes complacency. People don’t feel they have a voice anymore. The most dangerous thing is that they have stopped fighting for what they believe in. They have given up the chase. We need to explode all the shit once more”.  

— Joseph Corré

 
Corré's radical ideals are not far off from those of his mother, punk icon Vivienne Westwood. From rolling up a combat tank to the home of the Prime Minister to showcasing runway pieces that boldly read 'POLITICIANS-R-CRIMINALS', the long-time activist has stood up for many civil and environmental issues in loud protest.
 

"Politicians are Criminals. Say CRIMINALS. Just keep saying it until it becomes automatic. It will build awareness of the danger we’re in."  

— Vivienne Westwood


Corré urges others to join him on November 26th to fight for his cause; and we bet his mother is proud.