More fallout from yesterday’s sniping. In the most recent news, Morrissey’s lawyers this morning issued an ultimatum to the NME, imploring them to apologise for this before 1pm today or else face legal proceedings.
The deadline passed without comment from the publication or its Editor Conor McNicholas and so presumably they will soon be in receipt of a red letter at NME towers.
Second on the agenda; predictable nonsense from Love Music Hate Racism who have today insisted that Morrissey’s comments could incite “racist attacks”.
“While much of what he says during the interview is contradictory, there is much which unambiguously echoes racist ideas; utterly mistaken and dangerous ideas which feed fascist parties like the BNP,” a spokesman told Music Week.
“There is no doubt that Morrissey is - as usual - being deliberately provocative in the interview, in a magazine which famously questioned if Morrissey was racist in 1992.
“But for someone in a position of influence who should know better, there should be no room for irony or playing games when spouting words that could give confidence to racists and ultimately lead to racist attacks.”
Not convinced that the cross-over between Morrissey fans and racist thugs is particularly significant, but I suppose it’s what LMHR do; and they support a good cause so they must be right, about everything, forever. Fascists.
More music in the last part of this transmission – lost in our reporting, at least, of yesterday’s point/counter-point is the news that Morrissey has signed with Polydor/Decca and is planning releases for the new year. All six nights at the Roundhouse in London, reported here, have also sold out, but two more have just been announced - details below:
30 Doncaster The Dome
1 Sunderland Empire
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