LadBaby, the vlogging duo made up of Hoyle and his wife Roxanne, are competing for the top spot again this Christmas with ‘Sausage Rolls For Everyone’, which also features Elton John and Ed Sheeran.
Comedy rock outfit The Kunts, meanwhile, have released ‘Boris Johnson Is STILL A F***ing C***’, which appeared at number five in the midweek UK chart update.
Speaking to the Official Charts, Hoyle as asked if he hoped people would ‘choose positivity’ this Christmas.
He replied: “Definitely – it takes a certain sort of person to download a song with that in the title, but you never know.
“There’s definitely an element that people aren’t happy with this government, but our song is for charity – I don’t believe theirs is – and ours is trying to raise more money than ever for food banks. It’s something that is even more important given everything that is going on.
"I think what’s lovely about our channels and audience in general is that we feel comfortable to talk about the positive and the negative. We’re positive 99% of the year and we try to make people laugh, that’s what our ethos is, but we’re not frightened to talk about things that are negative."
He added: "It’s one thing when you get idiots sitting behind a keyboard on Twitter – we’re used to ignoring them – it’s more when the actual media choose to have a bit of moan because people read articles and take them as fact. It’s important to remind people this is for a cause that couldn’t be more important."
"Every year we say this will be the last time, but we keep coming back because the situation keeps getting worse. 7,000 food parcels are handed out every day this Christmas – that shouldn’t be happening in the UK."
In response to Hoyle’s comments, The Kunts' frontman, Kunt, said: “You’re all my sort of people. When you have someone in charge like Boris Johnson who lies, cheats and turns a blind eye to corruption, I think it is perfectly within our rights to express our dissatisfaction in any way we choose to do, while we still can. That’s nothing to be ashamed of, if anything we should be proud that we are prepared to stand up for what is right.”
Kunt also recently told NME that reaching the Christmas number one spot would mean 'everything', saying: "Not just personally but the idea of it being written into the history books that at Christmas 2021 collectively we all stood up and said, ‘We deserve better than this’.”
He added: “There’s definitely a bigger buzz already than at this point last year, but we are a few troublemakers chivvying people along on social media, compared to the massive major label publicity machine behind Sheeran, Elton and LadBaby – so whether we get there will be purely down to whether enough people find out about it in time, and also whether people really believe that together we can all make a difference."Featured Image Credit: Instagram/@ladbabyofficial