Roger Daltrey: 'Woke generation' is creating a 'miserable world'

Julia Hunt
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SUNRISE, FL- SEPTEMBER 20: Roger Daltrey performs with The Who: Moving On! Tour at the BB&T Center in Sunrise, Florida, September 20, 2019. (Photo by Ron Elkman/USA TODAY NETWORK/Sipa USA)
Roger Daltrey on stage in 2019 (Sipa USA)

The Who star Roger Daltrey has taken aim at the “woke generation", saying a “miserable world” is going to be created.

Talking about today’s society in an interview on Zane Lowe's Apple Music 1, Daltrey said he feels privileged to have lived in the “golden era”.

The 77-year-old shared his thoughts as he was discussing all the “spin” in the world.

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“It's just getting harder to disseminate the truth,” he said. “It's almost like, now we should turn the whole thing off. Go back to newsprint, go back to word of mouth and start to read books again.”

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Daltrey went on: “It’s becoming so absurd now with AI, all the tricks it can do, and the woke generation.

UNITED KINGDOM - MARCH 26:  TOP OF THE POPS  Photo of The Who, L-R: John Entwistle, Roger Daltrey, Keith Moon, Pete Townshend performing on show  (Photo by Ron Howard/Redferns)
John Entwistle, Roger Daltrey, Keith Moon, Pete Townshend of The Who performing on TV in their prime (Getty/Ron Howard/Redferns)

"It's terrifying, the miserable world they're going to create for themselves. 

"I mean, anyone who's lived a life and you see what they are doing, you just know that it's a route to nowhere.

Roger Daltrey and Pete Townshend of The Who perform live on stage for the Teenage Cancer Trust annual concert series at the Royal Albert Hall, London. Picture date: Saturday 1st March 2017. Photo credit should read: DavidJensen/EMPICS Entertainment
Roger Daltrey and Pete Townshend on stage in 2017 (DavidJensen/EMPICS Entertainment)

"Especially when you've lived through the periods of a life that we've had the privilege to. 

"I mean, we've had the golden era. There's no doubt about that."

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Daltrey founded The Who along with Pete Townshend and John Entwistle in 1964, after the trio met at school in London, and the band’s popularity has endured over the decades.

The rockers have released 12 studio albums, with their latest, entitled Who, unveiled in December.

They have also enjoyed several top 10 singles, including I Can’t Explain, My Generation, Won’t Get Fooled Again and Substitute.

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