US rock band The Strokes have slammed the hype surrounding supermodel Kate Moss and ex-boyfriend Pete Doherty's cocaine scandal "bulls**t".

The JUICEBOX hitmakers are appalled at the treatment of both stars, insisting they have been pilloried for a habit which is widespread in showbiz circles.

Drummer FABRIZIO MORETTI says, "Kate Moss is a lovely human being and she should not be chastised for doing what every single person in that f**king industry does. It's bulls**t that she's being martyred."