'Life was so simple': INXS guitarist Kirk Pengilly, 59, says he misses the 1960s and 70s when 'you could slap a woman on the butt and it was taken as a compliment'

  • INXS guitarist Kirk Pengilly said he misses 60s and 70s when 'life was so simple'
  • He said now men feel they can't compliment women as it is seen as harassment
  • He commented after asked about claims against Don Burke, Harvey Weinstein

Former INXS guitarist Kirk Pengilly says he preferred the 1960s when you could slap a woman on the bum and it was taken as a compliment.

Pengilly's comments, made while he was attending a Movember charity event in Melbourne on Thursday, come amid sexual harassment claims levelled at Don Burke.

The 59-year-old said men were starting to feel they can't even pay a woman a compliment because it could be seen as sexual harassment.

Former INXS guitarist Kirk Pengilly (pictured) says he preferred the 1960s when you could slap a woman on the bum and it was taken as a compliment

Former INXS guitarist Kirk Pengilly (pictured) says he preferred the 1960s when you could slap a woman on the bum and it was taken as a compliment

Don?Burke (pictured) has strenuously denied all allegations of sexual harassment and indecent assault against him

Don?Burke (pictured) has strenuously denied all allegations of sexual harassment and indecent assault against him

'I really loved the 60s and 70s when life was so simple and you could slap a woman on the butt and it was taken as a compliment, not as sexual harassment,' he said.

Pengilly had been asked about the claims against Don Burke and Harvey Weinstein.

Pengilly's (pictured, second right, with, from left, Andrew Farriss, Tim Farriss,  Garry Gary Beers and Jon Farriss) comments, made while he was attending a Movember charity event in Melbourne on Thursday, come amid sexual harassment claims levelled at Don Burke

Pengilly's (pictured, second right, with, from left, Andrew Farriss, Tim Farriss, Garry Gary Beers and Jon Farriss) comments, made while he was attending a Movember charity event in Melbourne on Thursday, come amid sexual harassment claims levelled at Don Burke

Television gardening personality Don Burke has been accused of?sexually harassing, indecently assaulting and bullying female colleagues over a number of years.

Burke has strenuously denied all allegations of sexual harassment and indecent assault against him.

Disgraced Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein was fired from his company after dozens of women accused him of sexual misconduct.

Pengilly had been asked about the claims against Don Burke and Harvey Weinstein (pictured)
Pengilly had been asked about the claims against Don Burke (pictured) and Harvey Weinstein

Pengilly had been asked about the claims against Don Burke (pictured, right) and Harvey Weinstein (pictured, left)

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