Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Morrissey To Sue NME

As I've said before, there is more tripe written about Morrissey than probably any other current entertainer. Here is my last post about the singer and people writing bullshit about him.

Morrissey is now suing the NME for defamation. In an interview he was quoted as saying:
"With the issue of immigration, it's very difficult because although I don't have anything against people from other countries, the higher the influx into England the more the identity disappears.

"Other countries have held on to their basic identity, yet it seems to me that England has thrown it away...England is a memory now. Other countries have held on to their basic identity, yet it seems to me England was thrown away."
Nothing wrong with that I'd have thought. But Morrissey claims that the NME have twisted his words and defamed him. No surprise there with the NME! Even the interviewer has disowned the article.

Full story from Brand Republic.


Dan said...

This is very old news. The intervew was a few years ago now.

Gregg said...

It's not very old news actually. It was only this week that a judge agreed that Morrissey could start action in the High Court. That was the crux of this post.

Yes, the interview was in 2007. What makes this decision newsworthy is that after 4 years it is usually regarded as too late to take action for libel/defamation, which was the NME's argument against this week's decision.

Of course if you don't read or listen to the current news you wouldn't know that and assume it to be old news.