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Oli Sykes Calls Donald Trump "The Ugliest Human" The World Has Ever Seen

Bring Me The Horizon frontman Oli Sykes has some choice words for the U.S. president.

Oli Sykes Calls Donald Trump "The Ugliest Human" The World Has Ever Seen
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Oli Sykes has long been supporting environmental issues, having been a vegetarian and vegan for years, as well as recently getting political in his lyrics for Bring Me The Horizon single Ludens.

Now, the frontman has taken a pretty brilliant swipe at the president of the United States over such matters. While there's really any number of reasons for doing so, this particular insult came about after Donald Trump bizarrely called out 16-year-old Swedish environmental activist Greta Thunberg for deservedly being awarded TIME's 2019 Person Of The Year, tweeting: "So ridiculous. Greta must work on her Anger Management problem, then go to a good old fashioned movie with a friend! Chill Greta, Chill!"

Er… okay.

Oli then chipped in on The Donald's replies, telling the president: "U r the ugliest human this world has eva seen."


The Horizon leader also addressed the political situation in the UK yesterday, which was the polling day for the general election.

"i hav no idea all I kno is if they sed borris is prime minister one morning it would be a rlly grey mornin and the future wud look like a slog n a half," he tweeted. "the only thing that excites me is progression & that chap is as backwards as they come."

Oli's comments also perfectly align with the message of Ludens and its ‘I need a new leader’ refrain.

“We build these new inventions, and this technology that can help people," Oli explained of the single to Kerrang!. "I was reading about this 16-year-old who has invented a microorganism that can eat microplastics in the ocean; sometimes things can get so dark that you don’t see there are still these little rays of light everywhere. After reading all this, I felt like it needed to have at least a semi-positive message about what’s going on. If it’s not you, who is it going to be that makes a change or helps? Everyone goes, ‘Someone else will sort this out.’ And that’s how I was for ages, too – I was like, ‘I’m just going to quietly keep my beliefs to myself and hope that people see that things need to be done, and they change in their own way.’

“But I think what’s happened, maybe even over the past six months, is that if you believe in something, you really do need to stand up for it. The kids that are going out and doing that are making a difference. I didn’t have that faith before, and now I do. I want to join that fight, and I’d be a hypocrite if I didn’t. That’s the message of the song: that we need new leaders and new heroes, and new people to try and beat this fucked-up game.”

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