Gail Shea responds to Morrissey's Canada tour plans

Discussion in 'Tour' started by Famous when dead, Feb 20, 2019.

By Famous when dead on Feb 20, 2019 at 7:39 AM
  1. Famous when dead

    Famous when dead Vulgarian Moderator

    Dec 7, 2000
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    Morrissey breaks vow to boycott Canada until seal hunt is banned, announces eight concerts - National Post

    Gail Shea's cited response from the above:

    "Reached Monday, Shea laughed about his concert tour plans.

    “You want to know if I’m going?
    The answer’s ‘No,’ ” she said.

    “They use their popularity to get headlines when they really don’t understand the issues. It’s just radical views and comments to grab headlines,” she said of Morrissey and other celebrity opponents of the hunt.
    “It’s always been a part of life in Atlantic Canada.

    Everyone is entitled to change their mind,” she said."


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Discussion in 'Tour' started by Famous when dead, Feb 20, 2019.

    1. DavidK
      There was never a boycott. 90% of Canadians live like 50 miles from the border. That is the only justifiable reason to play shows in places like Detroit, Buffalo and Kalamazoo. The Canadian boycott was a PR stunt and he knew it wouldn't hit him hard in the pockets.
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    2. Anonymous
      Shut up, Skinny, you bumbling spastic.
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    3. Anonymous
      I love the way he always uses “and there’s nothing you can do about it” :lbf:
      He really is a simpleton.

      Skinny: the ultimate shitbag
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    4. Anonymous
      Oh please, do feel free to fuck off !
      You need to learn to get over the feeling of rejection that is destroying you.
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    5. Nathan Steggles
      Nathan Steggles
      I still fail to understand your complete switch. You now lack any objectivity in Morrissey. Obviously the ban hurt you but that doesnt preclude you from being a cunt. If you had any objective views on anything related to Morrissey, then, with your knowledge, you wouldn’t be so roundly slapped down.
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    7. Nathan Steggles
      Nathan Steggles
      I am sorry to disagree with you, but I don’t think it was. Certainly this stance enhanced his publicity, but to claim it was purely a PR stunt is nonsensical given his 40 somewhat years of speaking out against such atrocities against the animal kingdom.
    8. DavidK
      Then why not boycott Asia? There are countless countries he does not boycott which have far more egregrious human rights records than Canada.
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    9. Anonymous
      Asia is a continent, and its countries are not so homogenised that he should boycott a continent.
      Perhaps he should boycott Europe as foie gras is produced in France.
      And if its human rights I believe Britain still haven't found those weapons of mass destruction in Iraq.
    10. vegan cro spirit 222
      vegan cro spirit 222
      the other dude detailed him correctly. he has spastic tendencies. eyeballs:eyes: rolling,:handsopen: flapping up
      and down.:astonished:
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    11. Anonymous
      Or her- judging by the pie in her mush incident.
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    12. DavidK
      Err, misquote, I meant animal rights. But hey, he chooses to tour Korea where Dog is a delicacy. And don't get me started on Japan. How many whales do they kill annually?

      And I am well aware that Asia isn't a country, thanks.
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    13. Anonymous
      My personal boycott of Canada can't end just because Morrissey is touring. Morrissey, please release some other dates because Canada just won't do for me! I am not upset you have changed your mind, but I simply can't support the crushing of seal skulls for fur. When will they evolve?
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    14. Nathan Steggles
      Nathan Steggles
      Indeed. But how far do you take it? Do you boycott every country that isn’t vegetarian? We are all guilty of certain hypocracies in our life as life is too complicated to live without them. And whilst it is easy to highlight those of someone in the public domain and especially someone so vociferous, I think a little discretion is more than welcome.
    15. Nathan Steggles
      Nathan Steggles
      Whereas you are just a pillock
    16. Eric Hartman
      Eric Hartman
      The seal hunt is horrible. I hate the fact that I live in a world where the clubbing of baby seals is allowed.

      Canada should be nuked of the face of this planet.

      And don’t give me this ”most Canadians hate the seal hunt too” crap. It’s your country. Change the fucking law if you don’t like it.
    17. Uncleskinny
      Such a shame that message got hidden. Here it is again, and I'm going to keep on posting it, and there's nothing you can do about it...

      He changed his mind when he realised he could go somewhere where he could make money. He is is disgraceful money-grabbing Nazi-apologist hypocrite.
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    19. Anonymous
      I don't think it's fair to call it a PR stunt. Perhaps he did play close to the border so Canadians could see him. The boycott was never about Canadians. He's said before that Canadians don't like the seal hunt. The boycott was meant to punish Canada by depriving the venues of the revenue he'd bring in. By playing in Detroit to a bunch of Canucks, he isn't giving Canada any money.
    20. DavidK
      I can assure you that no theatre in Toronto is making money off the seal hunt.

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