The Times’s weekend magazine published an interview with the musician on 12 January, which quoted him as saying people ”will always take the piss” when it comes to the reaction to the documentary, where many have poked fun at the brothers’s bizarre one-liners.
“But if that’s their contribution to the universe then I pity them,” he added. “I’m kinda sick of being ridiculed. I focus on the good people out there.”
However, Luke took to Twitter to clarify his comments, writing: “I’m over the moon with the reaction of the documentary. Those guys love an angle lol. Anyway... thank you all for being so vocal and supportive about our #film sending #love as always.”
Described by one critic as a “real-life Spinal Tap”, the film became a sleeper hit over Christmas, after it was shown on BBC Four on 23 December.
Originally screened at the London Film Festival in October of last year, it has since gone viral after viewers discovered it on BBC iPlayer.
After the Screaming Stops follows Matt and Luke during their reunion in 2017, after almost 25 years of barely speaking to one another.
Matt quote-tweeted Luke’s comment and added: “We are absolutely grateful and ecstatic about the response to our movie. Thanks everyone.”
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