Morrissey Announces Anti-Racist Support
And manages to slate his foes at a certain music magazine
Morrissey- with his management, booking agency and promoters- have donated 75,000 to the Love Music Hate Racism concert taking place in London this weekend.
A major sponsor had apparently pulled out putting the concert in jeopardy. And a quote released by the former frontman of The Smiths has claimed that a certain company cancelled their contribution. He said: " This is a historic event spreading an important, anti-racist, message so it must be allowed to go ahead. Love Music Hate Racism got in touch and explained that the NME had pulled support, possibly as a result of their association with me, and asked if I could help as they had not been able to replace them."
Mozza is currently taking the magazine to court for allegedly suggesting that he is a racist. He added: "This is something I am committed to and we appreciate everyone coming together so quickly to make it happen."
NME Magazine (owned by IPC Media) released its own statement refuting the singer's claims: "We can categorically confirm that NME is not the 'major sponsor' which Love Music Hate Racism alludes to. "While supporting Love Music Hate Racism on a number of fronts in the last year - including giving away a themed covermounted CD album. NME had no planned commercial participation in this weekend's Carnival. Of course NME will have an editorial presence at the event and plans to report on it in the usual way."