Wednesday, 28 November 2007

NME: You stupid fucking fucking fucking fuckers

Dear NME:
I wholeheartedly hope your magazine folds on the back of this imaginary 'scandal' involving Morrissey. Morrissey has a LOT of fans, I've never heard ANYONE declare themselves a fan of the NME. The NME is part of our indie heritage but that's all it is. It ceased to be relevant when I was about 16.
Morrissey is far, far too intelligent to be a racist, and you insinuating he is, or even mentioning him in the same sentence as the BNP sickens me to the core. Are you thick or something? Should we not shut the metaphorical 'gates' to Britain at some point, when you can't get a doctor, or you're collapsing on the tube because it's too fucking crammed? I live in London and I have had to change my hours at work because I can't travel at rush hour. I have claustrophobia. There ARE too many people in England, it's a fact. We are a small island. There are only so many people who can live here, that's simple logistics. Did you not look at it that way? Or did you just not want to? It's NOTHING to do with racism. Perhaps people should stop giving birth too. That might help.
Morrissey romanticises the England of his youth, but what is wrong with that? He loves England. He has a Coronation Street view of England. Good luck to him. Those are his influences. You can't take that from him. You can't take anything from him, because he's seen it all.
Dragging up old song lyrics to pad out the article is an act of desperation. He has started very clearly a million and one times that National Front Disco is a STORY. He also pointed out once that Eminem can write stories about throttling his wife and is revered yet Morrissey can't write lyrics about the National Front. Do the lyrics 'we've lost our boy' mean nothing to you? How can Morrissey mean nothing to you when he is the greatest lyricist of our generation? You owe him more respect.
To say at the time of the Love Music Hate Racism campaign there is 'no room for grey areas' is an extreme form of censorship. What NME means is, agree with us, or pay for it. That sounds a LOT like the BNP. The po-faced questioning style is just embarrassing. It's Morrissey! How dare you, frankly.
Well I hope you sold a couple more copies of your shitty, paper-thin comic. But you sold out a national treasure. Go suck Kate Nash's arse. Go give Lethal Bizzle a blow job. HE'S FUCKING SHIT! I never knew HOW shit until got NME TV last week and you keep playing his fucking moronic video! Am I allowed to say that? Am I racist?! Is that a grey area? You stupid fuckers. Seriously, die. Don't preach to me how not to be racist. I have a brain. I'm not a fucking moronic sheep. Your readers aren't halfwits, they don't need to be told what to think.
It makes me laugh that when Morrissey came back from his hiatus it was literally like the second coming. And now this.
It angers me because I care about Morrissey. And I don't want him to be demonised or destroyed, or demorolised. But he just sold out 7 nights at the Roundhouse. And you will never, ever stop us loving him. And you can never make people love you, like we love him. Start packing up your desks. I'm sure it won't be long now.

4 comments:

* (asterisk) said...

Oops. I'm glad I'm not the NME.

* (asterisk) said...

Morrissey ain't happy...

Rol Hirst said...

I would have torn up my copy, but I refuse to give them any money so I just read the article in WHS.

They're not worth your anger though - they're a bunch of idiots, and their paper is going down the pan. It's just desperation, trying to reignite a sad old "controversy" to sell a few more copies before they're forced to fold through lack of interest.

coxon le woof said...

I agree with everything you've said. What seems most telling to me is that the guy who actually did the interview asked for his name to be removed from the article as it was so severely rewritten. It's so easy to create controversy if you take quotes out of context, move them round, ignore facts and generally have an agenda. Morrissey has a lot of opinions that I don't agree with but he is a very intelligent, thoughtful man who is clearly not racist and has stated so on many occasions. He is looking at Britain with the rose tinted specs of a middle aged ex-pat. But so what? He IS a middle aged ex-pat. To have an opinion on immigration and discuss it does not make you racist.

I do however have to pull you up on one inaccuracy in your writing - "Your (the nme's)readers aren't halfwits". I think you may overjudge the people who buy and read this tired, sensationalist gossip mag that passes as a weak excuse of a music magazine.