In perhaps the most idiotic, career damaging comment in pop history, Blue singer Lee Ryan gave an insane response when asked about his thoughts on the terror attacks on New York. Ryan said, “What about whales? They are ignoring animals that are more important. Animals need saving and that’s more important. This New York thing is being blown out of proportion.” After other band members told him to shut up, Lee continued, “Who gives a f*** about New York when elephants are being killed?” Execs at Virgin were furious at his remarks and he has since apologized, pledging to donate profits from the band’s next single to the Twin Towers Fund.
UK Pop Acts Hold Charity Show Saturday
October 21, 2001 – Several of UK’s top pop acts were on hand to perform at the ‘Showtime at the Stadium’ charity event at Cardiff’s Millennium Stadium last night. Included on the lineup were Steps, A1, Blue, Atomic Kitten, Damage and S Club 7, and others in the event that raised funds for Red Hot AIDS Charitable Trust and the BBC’s Children In Need Appeal. The event was simulcast last night on Radio 2 and will be broadcast on BBC 2 on November 25.