Bloc Party's Kele Okereke: “I’ve never experienced such widespread public racism” - NME

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    Kele Okereke: “I’ve never experienced such widespread public racism” - NME
    Bloc Party’s Kele Okereke opens up about Brexit Britain, Brandon Flowers' comments on Morrissey, the artists failing to fight far right rhetoric, and his ambitious new album '2042'

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    “This idea of a multi-cultural Britain, that there is now somehow resistance towards it, is something that I’ve never experienced in my life [until] now,” he continues. “And it’s not just the politicians and the media. It’s the artists too.” With the exception, he says, of artists like Slowthai, Idles and Billy Bragg who are continually questioning and holding discrimination to account, too many are complicit – many more, he says, are even encouraging it.

    “I think of the comments that Morrissey recently made and his support for Britain First. It’s clear to me that there is an idea of Britain and Britishness that is supposed to exclude people who are non-white and this idea is becoming more and more prominent.

    “As a black musician who was born in the UK and who lives in the UK, I found it very disheartening that none of my peers really came out to publicly counter Morrissey’s recent comments and behaviour. I found that personally quite dispiriting and even worse, the only comments by musicians seemed to be in support of him – like Brandon Flowers.” Ahead of The Killers headline set at Glastonbury, Flowers told NME that Morrissey was “still a king” despite his problematic political views.

    “Brandon Flowers is basically saying it doesn’t matter what Morrissey says, he’s still a revered icon,” Okereke tells us. “I think that’s bullshit and I think Brandon Flowers is bullshit. It does matter. It absolutely matters what people say and the fact that no one is willing to challenge him on this to me is quite disgusting. Shame on him and shame on Morrissey.”

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Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Uncleskinny, Oct 5, 2019.

    1. Anonymous
      Anonymous
      Britain First? Go back and do your homework. Yawn.
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    2. The Truth
      The Truth
      Who?
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    3. Ketamine Sun
      Ketamine Sun
      ‘Britain First’ ??? :lbf:

      If you’re not gonna work with facts, then don’t bother.


      Brandon Flowers is basically saying it doesn’t matter what Morrissey says, he’s still a revered icon,” Okereke tells us. “I think that’s bullshit

      At least Brandon is being factual.


      It’s clear to me that there is an idea of Britain and Britishness that is supposed to exclude people who are non-white‘

      Not in Morrissey’s view.


      I found it very disheartening that none of my peers really came out to publicly counter Morrissey’s recent comments and behaviour. I found that personally quite dispiriting’



      :cool:
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    4. The Truth
      The Truth
      I'm hungry for peanut M&M's and I want one of those family size bags so I can eat handfuls at a time.
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      I want the sharing size but I don't want to share and there is no need for the resealable pack since I won't be resealing it.
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    5. vegan cro spirit 555
      vegan cro spirit 555
      Skinny Kele is upset nobody defended him from Moz.o_O
      Why dont you buy him a dog instead of trolling all the time?
      send him one of your barking pseudonyms.:lbf:
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    6. Ketamine Sun
      Ketamine Sun
      Okerskinny says the Moz wants his M&M’s in separate packages, that it’s not the ‘British way’ to have all those different colors mingling together like that. :rolleyes:
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    7. ThePoliticalRevolution
      ThePoliticalRevolution
      I would never let Moz eat M & Ms. They are garbage.
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    8. Ketamine Sun
      Ketamine Sun

      His diet is vegan, so he probably doesn’t.
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    10. Anonymous
      Anonymous
      YAWNORAMA...zzzzzzz...next please.
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    11. Ketamine Sun
      Ketamine Sun
      Go back to sleep, there’s nothing to see here.
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    12. lanterns
      lanterns
      yes, it's pretty boring here. i have some work to do.
      there were some new images and a quiz video posted on morrissey central.
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    13. Uncleskinny
      Uncleskinny
      Imagine marking something down because some other musician called your hero a racist. You sad fucks.
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    14. Ketamine Sun
      Ketamine Sun
      Consider the lilies of the field ....
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    15. Ketamine Sun
      Ketamine Sun
      ‘They who should love me
      Walk right through me‘

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    16. The Truth
      The Truth
      Just bored with you. Imagine spending your life pretending you hate racism when you're really just bitter that you're having an identity crisis due to the public statements of a pop star you spent far too much of your life on and still can't pry yourself away from.
      You sad fuck.
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    18. Anonymous
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      No, yr the 'sad fuck'; this is all you ever post about.

      What a 'sad fuck' little parochial life you lead, championing some 'cause' that yu've decided to piggy-back on.

      Why don't yu give yourself some time off, Pete?...I'm thinking some form of counselling, rehab & social re-integration. Nobody wants yu when you're like this. Seriously.
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    19. Anonymous
      Anonymous
      Well said; I've just posted something very similar to what yu've said.

      He is, as yu say, one, big, mentally fucked up, 'sad fuck'.

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