Beefs, Video — June 30, 2011 at 6:44 am

‘Fuck Morrissey-solo.com’: Morrissey attacks his own fansite with naughty T-shirt

Morrissey with 'Fuck Morrissey-solo.com' T-shirt

Leave it to Morrissey to attack his own fans: At a gig Monday night in Bradford, England, the former Smiths frontman and his band took the stage for an encore of “This Charming Man” wearing matching black T-shirts emblazoned with an all-caps declaration, “FUCK MORRISSEY-SOLO.COM.”

Moz’s shirt — seen above in a photo that was found on Facebook and reposted, naturally, on Morrissey-solo.com — is only the latest salvo against the long-running fansite, which the singer frequently derides as “Morrissey-so-low” in the snide missives he occasionally sends to a different fansite — True To You, which, at this point, carries more actual news from the singer than his own oft-neglected official site.

Why the hate? The Guardian notes that fans on the site have been cool to the three new songs Morrissey recently debuted on the BBC, and that some have complained that he “desperately needs a new backing band.” The newspaper also points out that the Moz. vs. his fans debate already has been the subject of an academic study — “Morrissey-solo or Morrissey ‘So Low’? Exploring the Rhetoric of Hate in Defense of the One They Love” — by a researcher at Okanagan College in Canada.

For more, you can check out another photo of Moz in his profane T-shirt — this time with the rest of his band — over at fansite SomeDizzyWhore, and you can see video of the clothing-coordinated performance of “This Charming Man” below.

See video of Morrissey playing ‘This Charming Man’ after the jump…

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6 Comments

  1. Mary Abrego- priest

    TEAM MORRISSEY – WAY TO GO MORRISSEY- IT’S YOUR NAME YOU HAVE EVERY RIGHT TO SPEAK YOUR MIND :) LOVE THE SHIRTS CAN I HAVE ONE :)

  2. hilarious

  3. This story reminds me of a photo I saw with George Harrison wearing a “Stamp out the Beatles” shirt. Really it is only music. Are we in High School still? Can’t we simply express ourselves by the cars we drive?

  4. The reason Morrissey hates “Morrissysolo” is because most of the posters on that site are angry, hateful trolls. Morrisey is a god and deserves respect.

  5. I love that he did this…..more respect now for him!!!

  6. The founder wrote lies about him,its a troll-pit & that especially includes the Moderators. Its an anti-Morrissey site. Just read a thread or two…
    you will see.

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