The Cure’s Robert Smith was perfectly blunt in this interview, and the internet loves it

Johnny Lieu2019-04-01 04:24:50

The Cure’s Robert Smith don’t care.

Image: Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images For The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

It’s perhaps an unspoken rule that you’re meant to look excited on the red carpet of an awards show.

That doesn’t apply to legendary gothic rock band The Cure, and especially its frontman Robert Smith, who were inducted into Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on Friday.

Smith has become of the talk of the internet, thanks to how utterly unexcited he was during an interview on the red carpet. 

After interviewer Carrie Keagan enthusiastically greeted the band, asking “Are you as excited as I am?” Smith offered up a pretty blunt response. 

“By the sounds of it, no,” he replied.

It’s magical in its indifference, and there was a lot of love for it.

Smith wasn’t entirely blunt, however, as he was more than happy to continue the red carpet chat after its awkward start, even if he was a bit ambivalent about the honour.

“We’re very happy to be here. But it’s not really something that was a bigger plan or anything, it’s a bit of a surprise, to be honest,” he said.

Despite the curt response, Keagan wasn’t particularly fazed, later offering up her own enthusiasm for the interview.

The Cure weren’t the only legends which were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, with Janet Jackson, Stevie Nicks, Radiohead, Def Leppard, Roxy Music and the Zombies also honoured for their contributions.

The awards have been criticised for the lack of diversity of its inductees, with less than 8 percent of inductees being women, and fewer black artists in 2019 than ever.

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