They kicked him into touch years ago because he's a 100% f***ing idiot."and I have lost several high-profile friends because they could no longer live with the night and day harassment from British journalists who are suicidally anguished because they cannot urge the people around me to drum up tell-tale incidents of racism."
Who needs phoney friendships with showbiz types when gorgeous Anne Marie Waters has your back.
It seems like a meaningless distinction though - presumably AMW doesn't believe she is far right either.But also - it was pretty obvious he didn't believe she was far right.
On the second point, who started this? Who said those things? Was it someone else?I agree on the first.
On the second, well it wasn't Morrissey who started the provocation this time. He had been reasonably quiet over the last year, and was apparently concentrating on songwriting recently. This was an opportunity to just move on. Of course, you can argue that Morrissey said what he said, and never retracted his words, all of which is true. You can also argue that the zealous drive to cancel artists relentlessly has gone too far. It is shared blame for me here.
On the third point, I would add that he's not good at debating and defending his views. He's stuck in a mindset where being an artist meant to be provocative, to be against the government, and to be idolized by your fans because that was the relationship he had with his own idols. That's no longer the world we live in.
Morrissey didn't approach the Simpsons to feature him in their show, did he?On the second point, who started this? Who said those things? Was it someone else?
It seems like a meaningless distinction though - presumably AMW doesn't believe she is far right either.
It is blindingly obvious that he would have been attracted to them not only due to their animal rights stance but primarily their immigrant policies. The idea that he 'didn't know' is frankly incomprehensible to any sane adult - trying to sell it as ignorance is not going to fool anyone.
Instead of regressing to defensiveness and victimhood, he should at least own it and at attempt to debate it intelligently from there (ideally with at least one other human being), something he is no doubt capable of, but persistently fails to do (this would involve the absolute horror of potentially having to concede a point when your line of argument has flatly failed, so not that surprising he hasn't touched it I suppose).
No - my point was - who was the person that said the things that started this all off? Was it The Simpsons? No. Was it Morrissey? Yes. He has no one else to blame. He should own what he said, and say he meant every word.Morrissey didn't approach the Simpsons to feature him in their show, did he?
Anyway, judging by his own website, he didn't mind the idea until he saw the result. I think that the way they portrayed his veganism, as something he would give up because of foreign invaders, was a bridge too far for him.