Oh, Morrissey. So much to answer for. The increasingly controversial singer performed at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles over the weekend, and the merch booth was a sight to behold.
Sitting front and center was a selection of classic albums from artists like The Stooges, David Bowie, and Patti Smith. What makes them unique is that each had been autographed—by Morrissey himself. The price tag: a cool $300 each.
One fan proudly showed off her Moz-signed copy of Patti Smith’s Horses on Instagram, calling it “a pretty phenomenal addition to my vinyl collection.”
Another item for sale: t-shirts emblazoned with the slogan “Fuck The Guardian,” in reference to the UK newspaper that has seen the brunt of the singer’s pointed barbs in recent months. Moz sported the shirt onstage at the Bowl, in case anyone missed it going for $35 next to the autographed albums.
— FαႦιαɳ (@HoIdenMorrissey) October 27, 2019
Morrissey’s LA appearance arrived on the heels of a Los Angeles Times article pointing out the singer’s increasing public support for a white nationalist political party and anti-immigrant sentiments: “He’s always flirted with this right-wing thing. This didn’t just suddenly happen,” longtime LA radio DJ Nic Harcourt told the Times. “When he made it so obvious earlier this year, I decided I wasn’t going to play his music anymore on the radio.”