Can Morrissey keep his most hardcore fan contingent - Latino Americans - on side? - NME

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  1. Famous when dead

    Famous when dead Vulgarian

    Dec 7, 2000
    Birmingham, U.K.
    Can king of controversy Morrissey keep his most hardcore fan contingent – Latino Americans – on side? - NME

    The musical icon's forthright opinions are losing him fans at home, but the passion famously runs deep among his Latino fanbase.

    By Bob Chiarito.


    "Former Moz fan Dave Haslam recently helped organise an anti-racism party during the singer’s scheduled Manchester concert in July, a concert that Morrissey claimed on his website was cancelled “Due to logistical circumstances beyond our control.”

    “He had to cancel his shows in Manchester because of our boycott,” said Lois Browne, coordinator of the UK-based group Love Music Hate Racism that teamed with Haslam.

    “It showed the solidarity of people and that the majority do not accept racism or fascist ideas. Of course, he gave a different reason for the cancellation,” Browne said. Morrissey refused to comment for this article.

    While the issues that Haslam and Browne protested Morrissey’s shows for can arguably be described as more pertinent to the UK than to Latino-Americans, racism against any group is often viewed harshly by all minority groups."

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    1. Tibby the cat 93
      Tibby the cat 93
      I'm going to comment before someone else does,there I have!
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    2. FROSTY
      Dave Haslam is really working hard to get everyone to denounce . I find it VERY hard to believe Morrissey cancelled his whole EU tour leg because of Dave Haslam's efforts.
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    3. Surface
      He cancelled for logistical reasons, which translated means not enough tickets were sold.
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    4. AztecCamera
      Bull ox! I reckon some Mexican in Argentininana, Chilley, or Brazil doesn't give a shit about what Steve said about some politician half a world away in some foreigner country like "the uk".
    5. Thewlis
      A very silly little article. Next please.
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    6. Halloway
      Except that I can't imagine Morrissey's becoming a Breitbart poster-boy is going to go down well in Mexico.
    7. firstodie
      When it comes to what people enjoy and what they find offensive more often than not their 'principles' take a back footing and pleasure wins the day. Life's hard enough without martyring the things you like.
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    8. Anonymous
      As long as they haven’t been to a UK university or allowed the Champagne Socialist Guardian journalists (earning masses from the masses) to corrupt thier minds, no sweat. Like those wonderful Muslim fans in Indonesia, they love The Artist. Booking my flight as I type :thumb:
    9. Anonymous
      Yea, you keep telling us. You won’t be in Latin America so let it not bother you, bruv.
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    10. Eric Hartman
      Eric Hartman
      This is a sure way he can keep me happy:
      1. If there is something - Roxy Music
      2. Outside the rain - Stevie Nicks
      3. Spinning the wheel - George Michael
      4. When you were mine - Prince
      5. Bobby Jean - Bruce Springsteen
      6. Refugees -The Tears
      7. Saturday Night - Herman Brood
      8. Music - John Miles
      9. Xanadu - Olivia Newton John
      10. These are the days of our lives - Queen
      11. A gentleman’s excuse me - Fish
      12. Love like blood - Killing Joke
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    11. vegan.cro spirit# 111
      vegan.cro spirit# 111
      Skinny as a broken record.:censored:
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    12. Tera
      Shhhh! Adults are talking. Just shut the fuck up, alright?
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    13. terrancestamp
      A really big yawn to this bit of fake news....
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    14. gordyboy9
      I love Xanadu,it will never happen but would love mozzs angle on it.would rather he took on roxys the thrill of it all,which is johnboys favourite roxy song.
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    15. Anonymous
      Sadly this is true - I heard it from a friend who works at the Usher Hall in Edinburgh. Less than a third of the tickets were sold a day before the concert was due to go ahead. I hate the thought of it - but our guy has committed career suicide. He should learn to keep his mouth shut. Certain views are not appreciated - like it or not you can't say some things in public.
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    16. Johnny Barleycorn
      Johnny Barleycorn
      I haven’t seen any photos at all from Haslam’s event.
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    17. Anonymous
      I’ve been told there were more parochial DJs than guests. Think Dave got a little less than his 15 minutes. But if it keeps people off the streets and earning a few pounds I’m all for it JB. x
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    18. Charlie Cheswick
      Charlie Cheswick
      The Haslam stuff is amusing, it's so very 1980's. It's almost as if they haven't heard of the Internet.
    19. Anonymous
      Something from the years would be great but I’d rather hear asylum. It’d be a much better showcase for his voice

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