I’d sooner French kiss a month dead whelk than buy a Smiths record. Why? Well, apart from the fact their music is pretentious, mind-numbing bollocks, I can’t stand their self-righteous, twat of frontman, Morrissey. While Morrissey is several magnitudes shy of Bono’s brand of self-righteous twattery, he is making up ground fast.
Thus the old has-been Morrissey succeeds in grabbing the lurid publicity he craves and has the media abuzz with the outrage of it all. Argentina has no valid historical claim to the Falklands. Is this backstabbing treachery posturing down to a misguided political conviction or a squalid PR stunt to promote Morrissey’s South American tour? Maybe it’s both.
The singer Morrissey has continued to provoke in the Falklands row after his band played a concert in Argentina in T-shirts that shouted the words ‘WE HATE WILLIAM AND KATE’ around a wedding photo of the royal couple.
I can almost hear Morrissey pumping up his audience to a rousing crescendo of repetitive slogan chanting. But William and Kate? The couple are an odd choice of target because neither Willy nor Kate have any influence in the international ding-dong over ownership of the Falkland Islands. That is until you remember that Willy is currently fulfilling a military training obligation in the Falklands. It’s just as well it wasn’t Harry because that doesn’t rhyme too well with hate. But then William doesn’t either. Fortunately Willy is married to Kate which does rhyme. Simples. And, like programmed drones, did the audience lap up the humbug? Kerrrr-ching.
The 52-year-old former Smiths frontman repeated earlier controversial remarks to Argentine fans that the Falkland Islands were theirs.
Bums on seats, dear. Bums on seats.
We all know that the Malvinas [Falklands] are Argentina’s,’ he told the crowd of 15,000 in Buenos Aires on Sunday.
There are still a few tickets available for my next gig…
Morrissey pleaded with fans not to ‘blame’ the British people ‘because it is the government that decides’.
“Meanwhile feel free to demonise a serving British Officer and his wife because I am a populist, left-wing hatemonger on the make and a lazy rhymester to boot. Hatey Katey T Shirts and other over-priced merchandise are on sale in the foyer. Let your pesos do the talking.”
The [British] government, the governments, never listen to the people, to their pain,’ he said.
Naturally, the Argentinian government is a paragon of democratic virtue. Especially if you have a sell-out (sic) tour to promote.
Morrissey’s five-strong band appeared alongside a flag of Argentina which took centre stage on their drum kit.
It’ll be interesting to see if he uses the same stage prop at his next British gig. What are the odds that he will? Zero to bugger all, I reckon. That’s providing, of course, he can get a home gig after his flagrant anti-British rant.
Argentine fans praised the incendiary T-shirts in online forums.
For the same reasons that the 60′s counter-culture liked Che, and hammer and sickle T shirts. Peer pressure, fashion and ignorance.
In recent weeks Union Jacks have been burnt outside the British Embassy in Buenos Aires.
Support the international (Hong Kong) flag makers trade. Today’s special offer – Union Jack BOGOF. Burn one, get one free.
Tensions have rocketed in Argentina since Prince William was posted to the Falklands for a six-week RAF flight training operation last month.
A British officer being posted to British base. How provocative! The bloody nerve! Fortunately for Morrissey this presents a good business opportunity. Never let a good rocketing tensions situation go to waste. Making money out of a Marxist cause celebre by fomenting aggression against one’s own country is where it’s at.
The 30th anniversary of the start of the Falklands War, which claimed the lives of 649 Argentine and 255 British servicemen, is on April 2.
Let’s see you put that on a T shirt, Morrissey.
Morrissey, currently on tour in South America, is the latest in a line of celebrities to back Argentina’s claim to the Falklands.
On Thursday he told concertgoers in Cordoba, Argentina, that the Falklands ‘belong to Argentina’.
The lucrative concert receipts from spouting anti-Falklands sentiment is purely coincidental.
Pink Floyd’s Roger Waters told Chilean channel TVN last week that he thought the Falklands ‘should be Argentine’.
The bass player has since moved to quell anger over his remarks by insisting in a Facebook post that he never said the disputed islands should definitely belong to Argentina.
I don’t think semantics is going to to save Morrissey’s arse from an angry public backlash.
American actor Sean Penn caused outrage when he made similar comments in Buenos Aires.
Penn’s opinion is blinkered ignorance driven by left-wing bias and bullshit. Outrage is when you incite Falklands mania to fill seats in a stadium. Not even Penn stooped that low.
Morrissey has had a long career of causing controversy. His 1988 debut solo album featured the track Margaret On The Guillotine, about the execution of Baroness Thatcher.
Because kicking the Argies up their Junta thirty years ago was nothing short of a war crime. How dare Maggie successfully face up to an aggressor who had invaded our sovereign territory and killed British servicemen and merchant sailors. She should have stroked Galtieri’s member instead of sinking enemy warships. She should have capitulated immediately and handed over territory Argentina had little or no historical claim to. Instead she did her job and defended our sovereign territory. Morrissey, like every other conviction leftist, seems to have a problem with Thatcher. Too bad.
The singer told a Colombian radio station last week that he was ignored by the British media because of his song material and bragged that he had never been offered a Brit award.
Morrissey never received recognition for his dreary, wrist-slitting output. Aw, diddums. He was so thrilled by the perceived snub he incited hatred against his country.
‘This proves that I am important,’ he said.
No, it proves you are just another fucking narcissistic piece of excrement with delusions of grandeur.