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Morrissey, who plays at Usher Hall in Edinburgh next week, has responded through his management to ‘former fans’ holding anti-racism protest to coincide with his upcoming gig in Manchester.
The protest is organised by journalist Dave Haslam and will see the former Smiths singer’s critics demonstating against his recent comments about EDL founder Tommy Robinson, who was jailed for 13 months.
Posting on Facebook, Morrissey’s management hit out at Haslam – describing him as a “has-been”.
“That has-been Haslam character was never a Morrissey fan”, said a statement on the singer’s behalf.
“And his agenda, slated as using music to spread peace, could not be any further from the truth.
“He is simply using the situation to gain some much needed attention to himself. Apparently his golden years have not been kind. If he really wanted to make a political statement he would make one about the politicians.
“But no, that is not what he wants here. He is using this platform for his own agenda. At the end of the day, bullshit is still bullshit.”
Haslam has organised the protests to coincide with Morrissey’s gigs at the Castlefield Bowl on 7 and 8 July.