Defensive Morrissey Fans Take Gold in Mental Gymnastics - The Hard Times
LOS ANGELES — The International Committee for Problematic Favorites announced today that die-hard defenders of Morrissey have won the 2019 gold medal in mental gymnastics, following a close finish and much deliberation.
“It was a very tight competition this year,” said head ICPF judge Rob Smedley, who cast the tie-breaking vote. “Morrissey devotees were up against a lot of fans who’ve managed to separate the art from the artist despite… well, the artist doing and saying some pretty terrible shit. Kanye West fans were the frontrunners until Morrissey sold out his Broadway residency even after his embracing of far-right politics. But his recent vague non-apology for wearing a ‘For Britain’ pin on the ‘Tonight Show’ was the icing on the cake.”