Morrissey is anti-immigrant backs a white nationalist party. Why don’t fans care? - LA Times

Morrissey is anti-immigrant and backs a white nationalist political party. Why don’t fans care? - Los Angeles Times
By Randall Roberts

The singer, who plays the Hollywood Bowl on Saturday, has always enjoyed a special bond with his Southern California fans. But could hateful remarks about immigrants spoil that?

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Los Angeles Councilwoman Rodriguez, who facilitated the city’s 2017 Morrissey Day celebration, stresses this distinction between art and artist. Asked whether the singer’s recent provocations have caused her to reassess her fandom or the wisdom of her resolution, she says no. “Morrissey has had a long history of saying controversial commentary about England and the monarchy. I think it’s part of what he has always been.” She and her family have tickets to Saturday’s Bowl concert.

On a larger level, Rodriguez adds, “Everyone in this country and anywhere, in my belief, is entitled to their opinions, even if I am not a proponent of that mindset.” Artists have permission to be controversial, she says. “It is, by nature, art.”

That doesn’t mean Morrissey should get a pass, says Nic Harcourt, a morning drive-time DJ for KCSN and music supervisor. For a long time, Harcourt chose to laugh off many of Morrissey’s public rows. The singer even did a guest DJ session with Harcourt when the latter hosted “Mornings Become Eclectic” on KCRW.

“He’s always flirted with this right-wing thing. This didn’t just suddenly happen,” Harcourt says. Something has shifted, though, and it prompted a reckoning. “When he made it so obvious earlier this year, I decided I wasn’t going to play his music anymore on the radio.” (Harcourt stresses that he’s speaking as a DJ and not as a spokesman for KCSN.)

Morrissey’s manager, Katsis, said that most frustrating to him is that, artistically, his client is at the top of his game. The shows have been phenomenal, but the media is focused on what Morrissey says offstage. “It’s just his opinion, and it’s taken as gospel. That’s the most bizarre part of it.”

Katsis adds, “Everyone keeps repeating that Morrissey said, ‘The Chinese are a subspecies.’ That comment was made about the Chinese government, and everybody has problems with the way they treat people.” Katsis says that he recently received a request from a promoter for his client to play concerts in China. Morrissey wants to play there but wondered, “Do you think they’d let me in the country?”

Such tensions can drive great art, and can prompt an essential question on fandom: Which is more powerful, the thrill that rushes into your spirit when you connect with a song or album, or the disappointment that comes with realizing you don’t share essential values with its creator?

“Fandom is very personal,” says “Mozlandia” author Hidalgo. “It’s about the self. It’s selfish. You’re going to like something you like, and no one in the world is going to tell you not to do it. Because if they tell you not to do it, you’ll do it even more.”


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Anonymous

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those photos are f***ing shocking,if your of a nervous disposition don't click on the link.the people in the photos are a subspecies of that there is no doubt.

Yep these are the Mus-types which skinny wants to protect. Not seen a post from him rated to this. Why not? It doesn't fit his blinkered agenda, that's why not. f***ing hypocrite who lords it on here damning everyone with a contrary view. Hypocrite, bigot, racist.

They're a different culture, they think & act differently, but rather than them needing to accept & adapt to western culture, we in the west, who allow them into our country as immigrants or refugees, need to kow tow to them or risk being labelled as...guess what?..racist.

Something fundamentally wrong with that to my mind.
 
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vegan cro spirit 555

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Gracias vegan por contestarme apuesto a que estos que se llenan la boca hablando sobre que Morrissey es racista ,piensan que yo soy una sudaca de Argentina !!!!! Que cabezas de termoo viva Mozz❤❤❤

MOZ= Muy bueno GRANDE:rock:

EL Skinny-o y sus alias=:japanesegoblin: Diablo:rage:
 

Stephen Hofmann

Well-Known Member
Morrissey is racist. He has confirmed this directly several times. People can argue and speculate but facts cannot be changed no matter how consistently air brushed they become by arse licking fans and supposed journalists.

Even his own mindless self-interviews proved that he is racist - even when he is attempting to confirm the opposite.

He seems to suffer from racist tourettes.

Those of us stupid enough to follow and support him for so long have our part to play in his megalomania. We gave him oxygen and validated him. I accept my responsibility and do wonder how I could ever have been so stupid that I could not see what Morrissey was/is.

There is an argument that Morrissey isn't racist and is constanly misinterpreted. I used to hold that view until ...

each comment he made about race was laced with prejudice or outright racism.
Morrissey, and his fans, believe him to hold intelligence. No intelligent non- racist person would consistenly make racist statements. If the counter argument is, as James Maker alluded, that this is about stoking controversy. I simply ask why?

Morrissey's juvenile response to his racism have outed him for the fool that he is.

I say none of this with glee. I don't want it to be true. I make my comments with more than a tinge of sadness and sorely wish he would publicly apologise for his race related comments. You, I, the world knows he won"t.
As we all know it's only ever muslim men that murder. Only ever muslim men. What a dreary little hatemonger you are.

Very true....but this guys supposed to be uber religious.....not a particularly religious thing to do is ito_O
 
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vegan cro spirit 555

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Morrissey's views on Islam are not unfounded in the least as another example to your discussion. His overall position is ironclad for various reasons and is anything but simplistic and black and white. You will never hear anything about this coming from the Leftist mainstream media. Peaceful? This is far worse! It's not for food. And for what, amusement? 'Pictures forbidden'? Yeah, right! Take a look at the following link of 'pictures,' if you are willing:

http://shoebat.com/2016/05/31/saudi...cats-are-forbidden-but-thats-the-least-of-it/

:eek:

skinny anons would tell you that someone shot a cat in wales 45 yrs ago therefore there is no reason
to condemn Islamism:crazy: they would love the UK to be one big ayatollah mosque. lucky we have Moz
to alert the people:thumb:.
what a disgrace!! and the left wing loons/skinny aliases want to fill the UK with this type of element.doh:
 

nairng

Member
What about Sikhs? FB don't seem to have any issue there. They predominantly have 'brown faces' to use your words but are never in the news.

So is it less to do with race and more to do with things like terrorism, misogyny, homophobia, paedophelia, FGM, halal slaughter etc

It's to do with Islamophobia. I can't think of a religion which isn't misogynist. FGM is cultural, not Islamic. Most religions are homophobic and many have harboured paedophiles. And terrorism? When I was growing up, terrorism meant the IRA. If it's about these things, Muslims shouldn't be singled out. If it's about halal slaughter, killing a bunch of animals in a slightly different way would hardly be a great step forward for animal rights. It's about Islamophobia.
 

Life_Is_A_Pigsty

Gear Changer
It's to do with Islamophobia. I can't think of a religion which isn't misogynist. FGM is cultural, not Islamic. Most religions are homophobic and many have harboured paedophiles. And terrorism? When I was growing up, terrorism meant the IRA. If it's about these things, Muslims shouldn't be singled out. If it's about halal slaughter, killing a bunch of animals in a slightly different way would hardly be a great step forward for animal rights. It's about Islamophobia.

Ok then...and they say Morrissey fans are the ones doing the mental gymnastics...
 

Stephen Hofmann

Well-Known Member
It's to do with Islamophobia. I can't think of a religion which isn't misogynist. FGM is cultural, not Islamic. Most religions are homophobic and many have harboured paedophiles. And terrorism? When I was growing up, terrorism meant the IRA. If it's about these things, Muslims shouldn't be singled out. If it's about halal slaughter, killing a bunch of animals in a slightly different way would hardly be a great step forward for animal rights. It's about Islamophobia.

Bollocks. Muslims make up most of the terrorism in the world. If you think otherwise, you're an idiot.
 
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Bollocks. Muslims make up most of the terrorism in the world. If you think otherwise, you're an idiot.

You can't argue with facts when they are presented in such a stark manner. Oh, hold on, no facts were provided. Typical mealy-mouthed racism from the interminably stupid hofmann.
 

NealCassidy

FREE SPEECH #FBPB
Why, then, did he choose to align with the far right For Britain, when for the reasons he ostensibly put forward including animal rights, he could have gone with the Greens or Libs Dems? Can you think of a reason why he chose to align with a 'party' too racist even for the fruitcakes of UKIP? Take your time on this.
Because Lib Dem is for wankers like you?
 

NealCassidy

FREE SPEECH #FBPB
It's to do with Islamophobia. I can't think of a religion which isn't misogynist. FGM is cultural, not Islamic. Most religions are homophobic and many have harboured paedophiles. And terrorism? When I was growing up, terrorism meant the IRA. If it's about these things, Muslims shouldn't be singled out. If it's about halal slaughter, killing a bunch of animals in a slightly different way would hardly be a great step forward for animal rights. It's about Islamophobia.
Is this a skinny parody account?
 

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