The series in which we investigate the Semitic qualities (or otherwise) of someone in the news Malcolm McLaren managed the ultimate punk band the Sex Pistols from birth to oblivion. He was due to appear in ITV’s I’m a Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here before doing the punk thing and walking out at the last moment. Surely there is nothing Jewish about this sneering rock mentor? AGAINST: McLaren has a Scottish surname and a Scottish first name. He is also ginger and has been known to wear a kilt (with a very big safety pin in it). He made friends in the mid ’70s with some not very nice boys who had a habit of swearing, drinking and saying rude words on telly — definitely not something that a nice Jewish boy would get involved in. FOR: Except that... McLaren is a nice Jewish boy. His mother was called Emmy Isaacs, from a well-to-do Sephardic family, and McLaren was raised in the very Jewishest bit of Stoke Newington, in North London. Just to cement the Jewishness, Emmy was later remarried to Martin Levi, the owner of a shmatte factory in the East End. McLaren himself nostalgically recalls fressing on Jewish food, and there are photos to prove that he had a barmitzvah in 1959. Apparently he read his portion nicely — the anarchy came later. VERDICT: Never mind the you-know-what, he is one of us. So when are you going to get yourself a nice profession, Malcolm?