Morrissey Under Fire For Controversial T-Shirt
16 March 2017, 16:20
The merchandise, which features James Baldwin, also reads: “I wear black on the outside, 'cause black is how I feel on the inside".
Morrissey has been criticised after announcing that he would release a T-shirt, which some have deemed racially insensitive.
See it below:
The T-shirt, which features novellist, poet, playwright and critic James Baldwin also reads: “I wear black on the outside, 'cause black is how I feel on the inside"- a reference to The Smiths track, Unloveable.
Many have taken to Twitter to call the T-shirt bad move for the outspoken star.
morrissey was selling a very ill-advised james baldwin t-shirt https://t.co/exY1L2NZC3— Corinne Cadet (@Corinne_Cadet) March 16, 2017
Uggggh. MORRISSEY: Stop!— Elissa Ball (@ElissaBall) March 16, 2017
"Morrissey is selling a James Baldwin 'Black Is How I Feel on the Inside' t-shirt" https://t.co/o9YrqbhUYL
When I wear a shirt with Morrissey's face on, it's because I feel like a entitled dumbass on the inside.https://t.co/DHsSd9OfjH— Joel Quizon (@joelquiz) March 15, 2017
However, not everyone agrees. One Twitter user writing to an outlet: "You clearly understand nothing of what James Baldwin stood for. Not a racist t-shirt at all if you know the subject."
@FACTmag You clearly understand nothing of what James Baldwin stood for. Not a racist t-shirt at all if you know the subject.— JB (@jonbarker164) March 15, 2017
Morrissey is yet to comment on the controversy, and the T-shirt appears to still be on sale at Mporium for £25.