I think it’s crap. I never had an idol. I respect people completely and I’m so happy that they exist and they’re making all these great things for us, but I never felt like that. It’s like a sado-maso thing, innit ? You wanna like humiliate yourself and that’s the aspect of it when people come to me, like fans and stuff that I don’t like. It’s not that I’m too arrogant, more the fact that people are humiliating themselves in front of me and that is embarrassing. I feel like talking to them like my kid ; like stop it, stand up. You have to believe in some sort of human-ness, everybody’s fucking equal. Let’s communicate on that level, please.

i-D, #154, june 1996