Quote from the article: "This isn’t the time for ambiguity, or irony, or publicity-seeking controversy. Those days are gone, and I miss them, as I am part of a generation that profiteered from the assumption that political correctness was a done deal, and now we could have fun jumping in and out of its boundaries, like street kids round a spurting water main."
This seems to me highly disingenuous. Since when has Lee enjoyed jumping in and out of boundaries?
For instance, here he is pretending that there is simply nothing in Islam to satirise, like the craven hypocrite that he is:
I suppose we should at least be grateful that he admits he's a hypocrite:
"I’ve got vintage psychedelic vinyl by actual murderers, and books of poetry by antisemites and paedophiles, who are hard to write out of literary history. And the increasingly reactionary comments made by Mark E Smith in his latter years will not tempt me to part with even the most unnecessary Fall compilation. But somehow, illogically and sentimentally, I held Morrissey to different standards."
Right, so being an actual murderer is not as bad as having a different political viewpoint to you?