While promoting her upcoming memoir Reckless: My Life as a Pretender on NPR Tuesday morning, Chrissy Hynde decided to give her publicists days and days of headaches by ending an interview instructing listeners not to buy the dang book after all.

Hynde made the decision to do the literal opposite of her objective when asked about recent comments in which she suggested women can be at fault when they are raped. “Why are you asking me this?” she asked host David Greene.

As Greene was replying, she interrupted:

“You know what, I don’t care what a lot of people want. You know? I’d rather say, just don’t buy the fucking book, then, if I’ve offended someone. Don’t listen to my records. Cause I’m only telling you my story, I’m not here trying to advise anyone or tell anyone what to do or tell anyone what to think, and I’m not here as a spokesperson for anyone. I’m just telling my story. So the fact that I’ve been — you know, it’s almost like a lynch mob.”

Got brass in pocket? Don’t use it to buy Reckless - Chrissy Hynde sure doesn’t care! She doesn’t need to have some of your attention! Don’t give it to her!


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