James McCartney, the 35-year-old son of Beatles legend Paul McCartney, was bashed by many viewers who caught his awkward, deadpan interview on BBC this week.
Appearing on BBC morning talk show “BBC Breakfast” with hosts Bill Turnbull and Susanna Reid, James was there to promote his new album Me, but those who caught the segment were quick to lambaste his low-energy interview as “excruciating,” “boring” and hard to watch.
James often delivered very curt, monotone answers to the hosts’ questions, but as L.A. Times points out, maybe he just had a hard time taking some of their questions seriously.
When prompted with the obvious question, “There’s somebody on the credit list credited with vocals, guitar and drums called Paul McCartney — who’s he?” James blankly replied, “oh, he’s my father.”
The hosts later came back with a question on whether his father was a “friendly critic” of his music, James responded, “Constructive criticism, definitely yeah.”
Sure he doesn’t exude the same energy level his famous father has been known to display, but was his interview “excruciating” to watch? Check out the clip below and decide for yourself!