Watch: Millions in Sex Pistols memorabilia goes up in flames

sexpistolsstuffEarlier this year it was reported that Joe Corre, the son of Sex Pistols manager Malcolm McLaren, planned on burning millions of dollars in Sex Pistols memorabilia. Corre went through with his plans this weekend, burning the memorabilia along with dummies of U.K. political figures such as former Prime Minister David Cameron on a boat in the middle of the Thames River in London.

Corre burned the items on the 40th anniversary of the release of the Sex Pistols’ song “Anarchy in the U.K.”, doing so to make a statement about punk music.

“Some people are very concerned about the price of these artifacts, but a conversation that we need to have is about values,” Corre said, per the Alternative Press. “Punk provided an opportunity for the no future generation of the 1970s to create a way out of it. Not trusting the media, not trusting the politicians. Investigating the truth for yourself. DIY. Punk was never, never meant to be nostalgic, and you can’t learn how to be one at a Museum of London workshop. Punk has become another marketing tool to sell you something you don’t need. The illusion of an alternative choice. Conformity in another uniform. If you want to understand the potent values of punk, confront taboos, do not tolerate hypocrisy, investigate the truth for yourself.”

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Watch the burning below:

It’s reported that Corre valued the collection at over $6 million.

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