Morrissey Claims the British Press Paid People to Protest His Portland Show
He bashed "politically offended protestors" on his website
Published Oct 08, 2019After removing protestors from his gig last week in Portland, Morrissey has taken to the internet to express his paranoia that the concertgoers were actually paid to protest by the British press.
In a post about his San Diego performance, the Moz posted a picture of the audience alongside the caption "no 'politically offended protestors' (as paid for and planted in the crowd by the British press) in sight."
Last Sunday (September 30) at a gig in Portland, OR, two individuals were kicked out of the show for holding signs that said "BIG MOUTH INDEED" and one that displayed a crossed out For Britain logo. Morrissey refused to continue his performance until the protestors were removed.
He shouted "Go! Go! Go!" at the two concertgoers and "We don't need you!" until they began to leave. Seemingly pleased that their message had been acknowledged, they bowed and began walking out of the venue, at which point Morrissey continued singing.
Morrissey has come under scrutiny recently for his support of the far-right political group For Britain and his hot takes on race issues. Billy Bragg, Damon Albarn and Johnny Marr have all denounced his support for the group, whereas Nick Cave and the Killers' frontman Brandon Flowers have not been as hardline on the issue.
Morrissey is currently on tour in support of his latest record California Son.