Morrissey kicked a concertgoer out of his Portland show for condemning the British far right

“Go, go, go, go, go, go. Max, the lights. Go, go, yes, go. We don’t need you. We don’t need you. Goodbye. Go. Go. Go. We don’t need you. We don’t need you. Goodbye. Goodbye. Goodbye. Goodbye. Goodbye. Goodbye.”

October 01, 2019
Morrissey kicked a concertgoer out of his Portland show for condemning the British far right MARTIN BERNETTI/AFP/Getty Images

Despite reported low tickets sale, the show must go on for Morrissey. That is, unless a fan bring signs into the venue. Then the show must halt immediately until the concertgoer escorted out — at least that's what happened at his show last night at Portland's Moda Center. During the gig, a protester held up two signs: one condemning the logo of the far-right, anti-Islam party For Britain, and another reading "BIGMOUTH INDEED."

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When Morrissey caught eye of the signs, he insisted that the woman exit the premises, spiraling into a full broken record as his fans shouted expletives at her: “Go, go, go, go, go, go. Max, the lights. Go, go, yes, go. We don’t need you. We don’t need you. Goodbye. Go. Go. Go. We don’t need you. We don’t need you. Goodbye. Goodbye. Goodbye. Goodbye. Goodbye. Goodbye.” The protester did leave eventually, bowing as she walked out of the audience. Watch footage from the gig below.

The Portland incident marks the latest development in Morrissey's increasingly radical political pivot. In June, he insisted that he isn't racist because "everyone ultimately prefers their own race." When Liverpool transit provider Merseyrail removed posters promoting his newest album California Sun, he compared the company to the Third Reich. That LP featured appearances from Grizzly Bear’s Ed Droste, Young The Giant’s Sameer Gadhia, The Regrettes' Lydia Night, LP, and Green Day’s Billie Joe Armstrong.

Morrissey kicked a concertgoer out of his Portland show for condemning the British far right