This weekend, the former Smiths frontman made headlines by wearing a cut-off t-shirt emblazoned with the words ‘FUCK THE GUARDIAN‘ at his Hollywood Bowl show in LA. The shirt was available to purchase at the merch stand, along with some signed records.
However, alongside some of his own solo albums, Morrissey had also signed copies of records by a handful of his favourite artists – namely David Bowie’s ‘Aladdin Sane’, Patti Smith’s ‘Horses‘, Lou Reed’s ‘Transformer‘ and Iggy and the Stooges’ ‘Raw Power‘. All said albums were on sale for $300 (£234) each.
I think the original post got deleted but here’s the picture. The absolute hubris of charging $300 for a Bowie record signed by Morrissey is breathtaking. pic.twitter.com/bruSpDRSFY
— Robert Ham (@roberthamwriter) October 27, 2019
— FȺɃƗȺN (@H0ldenM0rrissey) October 27, 2019
Morrissey has come to blows with The Guardian over the paper’s coverage of his recent covers album ‘California Son‘ and his support of the controversial far-right group, For Britain. Morrissey has denied accusations of racism.
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“… no ‘politically offended protestors’ (as paid for and planted in the crowd by the British press) in sight …” he wrote on his official website, along with an image of the crowd from the show.
In 2018, it emerged that Morrissey’s ‘former fans’ were set to hold an anti-racism party in Manchester on the same night that the singer was due to perform in the city. The star’s entire UK and European tour was subsequently postponed, with some speculating that the move was in response to the planned protest.