British rock legend Morrissey has been unceremoniously ditched by his label, with the company saying it has “new plans for ‘diversity'” instead of continuing to work with him.
Morrissey recently voiced his opposition to “ woke up ” political correctness and expressed support for issues like Brexit, much to the chagrin of leftists.
There is no doubt that the decision by BMG Records, which is largely owned by Sony Corporation, is a response to Morrissey’s political views.
The company certainly can’t complain about Morrissey’s record sales, given that his latest album reached number one in several countries, number 3 in the UK and number 18 in the US.
The lyrical content of the album, titled “I AM NOT A DOG ON A CHAIN,” however, probably aroused the record’s executives.
In a statement on its website, Morrissey announced that “all planned versions / re-releases of BMG Morrissey have been discontinued”.
“BMG Records ditched Morrissey,” the post read, adding “BMG has appointed a new executive who doesn’t want another Morrissey album.”
“Instead, the new BMG executive announced new plans for ‘diversity’ within the BMG artist roster, and all planned BMG Morrissey releases / reissues have been dropped,” the statement continued.
The singer, who also just released an archival recording starring David Bowie, noted that “this news is perfectly in line with the relentless galvanic horror of 2020,” adding: “We would be extremely crazy to wait for something. positive. “
“My three albums with BMG have been the best of my career, and I support them to the death,” added Morrissey.
“Recording them has been a pivotal time in my life, and I thank the former BMG team and everyone involved for it. It’s always important for me to make music my way, and I wouldn’t want to be on a label that dictates so precisely how their artists should behave – especially when the word ‘talent’ is never mentioned in particular ” , he continued.
BMG UK President Alistair Norbury is said to have said: “There are too many cases of successful artists languishing in front of labels that no longer care about them.”
“BMG has released three outstanding Morrissey Top 10 albums over the past three years. This includes some of the best works of his career. The deal for all three albums is now over, ”the company further told reporters.
A year ago, the former Smiths frontman offended the indignant crowd by saying that diversity is not a strength because “everyone has ideas that will never match.”
“The mainstream British media are now so politically correct that basic truth is in fact impossible, and although they are obsessed with promoting social diversity, they will not accept diverse opinions,” he also said. asserted last year.
He also said: “If borders are such a terrible thing then why did they ever exist in the first place? Borders bring order.
Responding to accusations of racism on previous comments on Islamic extremism, Morrissey replied: “If you call someone a racist in modern Britain, you tell them you’re at a loss for words. You close the debate and run away. The word has no meaning now.
Over the past decade, Morrissey has sought to undermine the sacred cows of the progressive left, which is why he is relentlessly attacked by the media.
But he remains one of the few celebrities in the music industry who is all but extinct these days – a genuine individual who refuses to self-censor in order to please the authoritarian hate mobs that control popular culture.
The left have tried to overturn Morrissey on numerous occasions. Last May, a railway company in Liverpool, UK said it would remove posters announcing Morrissey’s new album from its network because an offended idiot was complaining.
The world’s oldest record store also banned the sale of Morrissey’s music earlier this year.
However, Moz’s fan base is so loyal and his legacy so etched in popular music history that it can never be overthrown.
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