After decades of spewing racist, fascist, and anti-migrant rhetoric, Morrissey is beginning to experience some blowback. Earlier this month, the world's oldest record store announced they would no longer stock his albums after the singer was spotted wearing the pin of a far-right, anti-Islam British political party, and now Liverpool transit provider Merseyrail is reportedly removing his album posters from their stations after customer complaints.
Morrissey, as usual, has not taken this in his stride. As the NME reports, in a recent interview with music-news.com, he compared Merseyrail to Nazi Germany, saying “It’s very Third Reich, isn’t it? And it proves how only the feelings of the most narrow-minded can be considered within the British Arts. We are not free to debate, and this in itself is the ultimate rejection of diversity.”
Personally, I’ve often thought the ultimate rejection of diversity is calling Chinese people a “subspecies,” or maybe saying that “halal slaughter requires certification that can only be given by supporters of Isis.”