TTY: New Morrissey T-shirt

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by davidt, Mar 15, 2017.

By davidt on Mar 15, 2017 at 9:12 PM
  1. davidt

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    New Morrissey T-shirt - true-to-you.net
    15 March 2017

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    Available at forthcoming Morrissey shows in North America.
    Also available on Mporium.


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Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by davidt, Mar 15, 2017.

    1. Uncleskinny
    2. bandrus1
      bandrus1
      Just tossing the outrage against the wall and see if it sticks
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    3. Anonymous
    4. Irregular Regular
      Irregular Regular
      It is a horrible shirt, full stop.
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    5. lanterns
      lanterns
      baldwin is wearing a black shirt in this picture, maybe he wanted to make a statement with that
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    6. Uncleskinny
      Uncleskinny
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    7. joe frady
      joe frady
      Aaah, the modern way...call something 'racist' / 'problematic' without actually being able or willing to explain just why the apparel is such. Knee-jerks, etc.
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    8. Anonymous
      Anonymous
      Yeah, what statement would that be?
    9. Uncleskinny
      Uncleskinny
      On this occasion I agree with you. I'm looking at it, and trying to find the racism. I reported the links, because I just got back in the country and it was literally the first thing I saw. It may or may not be a horrible t-shirt, but to be really honest with you, I can't see the big deal here. What if Martin Luther King was on there? Malcolm X? Snoop Dogg? Help me understand here, because I don't see the overt racism others see. I am an anti-racist, and I have been all my life, but cut the guy a bit of slack here - I just don't see it.
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    10. Anonymous
      Anonymous
      Quite simply, the issue is that it's just not Morrissey's place to wield 'blackness' as a prop through which to (at best) augment/underline his own identity and (at worst) sell merchandise.

      Imagining Morrissey attempting to explain why he feels "Black on the inside" within this context is so laughably tone-deaf, it further proves that his racial naivete knows no bounds and that once again must be without a manager.
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    11. Anonymous
      Anonymous
      I've got a feeling it may be because this shirt will end up being bought and worn largely by the pasty-looking white folks who make up most of Morrissey's audience, who will then be wandering around with T-shirts saying they feel 'black on the inside'. I don't think it's racist with a big R, but I can see how some people would find that idea offensive.
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    12. Anonymous
      Anonymous
      i wear black on the outside 'cause black is how i feel on the inside...
    13. Anonymous
      Anonymous
      I don't give a shit about this "Factless" website or Claire "The Moron" Slobberfeld trying to snag her autistic 15 minutes. Never heard of the website or her until now. Won't click on it and will never hear of her or the website again after today. Morrissey on the other hand, will LAST forever. There is absolutely nothing wrong with the shirt or Morrissey. †
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    14. lanterns
      lanterns
      if you read the lyrics as a statement used by the "pasty looking white folks" expressing themselves, rather than something that james baldwin might have stated himself when choosing the black shirt in the morning... so the "i" in the lyrics is not the t-shirt wearer but baldwin.
      i can see an ironic contrast in this white shirt, not racism
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    15. Anonymous
      Anonymous
      I agree with joe and don't see any racism. It's not offensive to black people and isn't disparaging to any race. All it does is allude to race in a neutral coincidental way which isn't racist. It maybe alludes to the idea that you can't hide who you are and how you feel, or at least morrissey can't, if it has any serious meaning at all besides his love of Baldwin
    16. marred
      marred
      Racism is everywhere. Even in places where it isn't.
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    17. lemonsole
      lemonsole
      ay morrissey. que pendejo.
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    18. Anonymous
      Anonymous
      Calm down everyone, he is just making a link between himself and his idol James Baldwin. I think this is image of the pin he wheres often.
      The USA could all use a bit of James Baldwin right now. Times are bleak, only SNL has the guts to make fun of Trump and call him out. How weird is that.
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    19. gustavo
      gustavo
      It just feels moronic on Morrissey's part. Wearing black could signal a certain type of belonging to certain post-punk sensibilities in the eighties. It was done by a mostly white, middle class audience in the US who wanted an alternative to suburban blandness of Top 40 radio in Reagan's America.

      Baldwin wrote the violence of racist America which tries to destroy and imprison black people. This is a blackness that you can't take on and off when you go to the alternative club on Friday night. You can't take it off in part because a racial hierarchy that keeps reminding you of your place in the ladder. So, yeah, it's problematic.

      When a Latino man like myself puts on a Morrissey shirt there will be articles and documentaries about how ironic and cute it is that a Latino will want to belong to a club previously occupied by white suburbanites. But a white man (like Morrissey) saying he feels black on the inside (like Baldwin?) is supposed to be an acceptable artistic statement? Please.
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