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As the race for Christmas number one heats up, The Kunts have responded to comments made by frontrunner LadBaby, who said only a ‘certain sort of person’ would want to buy their song.
Right, there’s quite a bit to unpack here - so let’s kick off with LadBaby, who have teamed up with Elton John and Ed Sheeran, to attempt to bag themselves a record-breaking fourth Christmas number one on the bounce with Sausage Rolls for Everyone.
The song, which is released in aid of food bank charity The Trussell Trust, is currently hotly tipped to take the coveted top spot.
However, The Kunts are also hoping to bag themselves a Christmas number one with their song 'Boris Johnson Is STILL A F***ing C**t', which was at number five in the midweek UK chart update.
Earlier this week, LadBaby singer Mark Hoyle told Official Charts that he hoped people would ‘choose positivity’ this Christmas.
He said: “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.”
The Kunts have since responded to Hoyle’s comments while confirming that the group made ‘large donations to MIND and Cardiac Risk in the Young’ after the success of their last attempt to get Christmas number one - Boris Johnson is a F***ing C**t.
The statement, shared with the Independent, said: “As regards Mark Hoyle’s comments that ‘it takes a certain sort of person to download a song with that in the title’, I agree with him wholeheartedly.
“It takes the sort of person that is prepared to look beyond the tepid diarrhoea that is pumped into people’s consciousness via mainstream TV, radio and the tabloid newspapers.
“The sort of person that is prepared stand up for what they believe in and call out the government on their lies, cover-ups and corruption. The sort of person who can see that it was the Conservatives’ politics of selfishness, misery and deprivation that caused this country to need food banks in the first place.”
They continued: “We may be vulgar in the language we use to get our point across but we would not be so vulgar as to use food banks to hawk records, increase our profile or sign lucrative sponsorship deals. Let me be clear, we would not stoop to using poverty, hunger and despair to promote our career like we believe LadBaby have done in this year’s Christmas number one campaign.”
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