Saturday, 6 October 2007
Morrissey Assaulted by Fan
Well the pictures tell the story better than I could, and this whole event has sparked off a lot of discussion on Morrissey Solo. I have really mixed feelings on this. Comments ranging from 'good on her' to 'I'm jealous' I can relate to, but we also have to keep in mind that it IS a sexual assault.
Morrissey does have a long standing tradition of being groped and clung to by stage invaders, but he's getting on now, she can't fight them off fast enough! Joking aside, if it was a woman on stage and a male fan did that, there would be an uproar, so why should it be any different? Getting to tongue Morrissey is not part of your ticket price. Getting snogged by a complete stranger must make you feel pretty horrible, especially if you don't even fancy people of that sex. The pictures are amusing, and fascinating in a way (I've never seen Morrissey locking lips with anyone) but morally it is wrong. She has crossed the line.
A few people also commented that Morrissey 'looked like he enjoyed it' which is also beside the point and a dangerous argument, as it legitimises invading people's personal space, as they might like it. Equally, the might not. They still deserve a say in the matter.
So she got her five minutes of fame, but Morrissey had the last word, stating the person that she tasted like they'd been siphoning jet fuel from a 747.
But it STILL would have been worth it (but it's still wrong).