Morrissey is causing a stir once again, this time over a piece of merch that is being labelled “racist”.
The item in question is a t-shirt that he plans to sell on his upcoming North American tour which features a picture of writer and civil rights activist James Baldwin.
That’s not the problem. The problem is that he’s attached iconic Smiths lyrics, “I wear black on the outside/’Cause black is how I feel on the inside,” from 1986’s ‘Unloveable’.
He’s offended many people online and is being labelled everything from, “a racist shithead,” to, “a fucking idiot.”
Others are not as surprised saying that this is simply proof that he is a racist, something they’ve known all along.
It's 2017 and people are still surprised when Morrissey does something racist. Smh.
— Zach Greene (@neatparts) March 16, 2017
Morrissey is yet to respond to the controversy and knowing how headstrong he is, there’s little to no way that he’ll can the tees before the tour.
Watch: The Smiths – ‘Unloveable’
Morrissey is selling racist t-shirts because he is a fucking idiot
— dra til helvete triva (@teknoheks) March 15, 2017
A whole new generation of people realizing what a racist shithead Morrissey is. It's a beautiful world.
— 𝔞𝔩 ℜ𝔦𝔤𝔤𝔰 (@alRiggsMusicOk) March 15, 2017