The Trouble With Morrissey

In recent days, months and years, the words and opinions of Morrissey have become harder and harder to stomach. Whether you first heard his thoughts on the Norway massacre, where he compared the death of 97 to KFC and McDonald’s like we did, or to something all the more recent. It’s clear that his statements have been making heads turn.

In recent headlines, Morrissey has been in the news when he discussed accusations of racism and alleged connections between Halal meat and ISIS. He also referred to Hitler as ‘left wing’ and said that London Mayor Sadiq Khan “can not talk properly”.

Only recently, Morrissey condoned the treatment of Tommy Robinson, who was sentenced to 13 months in prison after a broadcast on Facebook which went viral, and contempt of the courts.

Whilst everyone here at RetroHQ knows and considers Morrissey’s music with The Smiths to be considered timeless and iconic, we feel that it is no longer a priority to stock or deal with Morrissey’s solo work. This means that we will no longer be sending out any Morrissey solo LP’s or cassettes to our subscribers.

We feel that this boycott is not only necessary, but serves as a way to preserve our stance and values, against a man who seems to be becoming more and more outspoken as time goes on.