WATCH: Robert Smith's withering putdown of the British monarchy is essential viewing
"They've never done anything, they're f--king idiots."
In romantic terms, Robert Smith might say he's sorry if he thought that it would change your mind but in terms of his political views, fans of the British monarchy might think that he has said too much and been too unkind.
For other people, this unearthed interview from 2012 is absolute gold.
Never one to shy away from expressing an opinion - his interview with an overly-enthusiastic journalist on the red carpet at the Rock 'n Roll Hall of Fame is priceless - the lead singer of The Cure was in top form during this interview from 2012 with Telerama.fr.
If you're against any system of monarchy, this quote is just like heaven: "Any kind of hereditary privilege, it's just wrong! It's not just anti-democracy, it's just inherently wrong, " said Smith.
Later on in the interview, he takes aim at those celebrities who have willingly received various accolades, titles, and awards from the Royal Family.
"What upsets me, is that some people who I've actually admired down the years, get offered a reward by the royal family, by the hereditary monarchy, and they take it, and they become Lord or Sir... and you think like...
"Honestly, if I ever accepted, and I'm never going to get one, I would honestly cut off my own hands before I did that, because how dare they presume that they could give me an honour. I'm much better than them, they've never done anything, they're f****** idiots," said Smith.
The old interview has recently gone viral and Smith's views are pretty clear.
If he ever met a member of the Royal family, we'd like to think that he'd say: "Go on, go on, just walk away, go on, go on, your choice is made, go on, go on, and disappear, go on, go on, away from here".
Take a look.
😂😂Never let it be said that Robert Smith doesn't shoot from the hip. Note to the Queen: I wouldn't bother offering him a knighthood. He's the real deal, & always has been. #RobertSmith #TheCure pic.twitter.com/S9xY5rb6C9
— Imploded View (@ImplodedView) April 23, 2019
In case you're wondering, the whole interview can be viewed here.
Clip via Telerama