Morrissey’s manager Peter Katsis reacted to reports of an anti-racism protest set to take place at the singer’s concert in Manchester on July 8.
The manager took aim at a report from The Guardian regarding a protest organized by Dave Haslam and former Morrissey fans. The organized effort was said to be “in response to Morrissey’s divisive views, and his support for the far right.”
Morrissey, 59, faced backlash after defending accused sexual abusers Harvey Weinstein and Kevin Spacey.
“The Guardian gets it wrong again! Let’s get real,” Katsis said in a statement published to Morrissey’s official Facebook page. “‘Former Morrissey fans’ have not organized anything. That ‘has-been Haslam’ character was never a Morrissey fan.”
“We are in the business of creating music and performing music. We are actually not in the business of politics, or bulls**t,” he continued. “We’ll leave that to wannabees like Mr Haslam and the editors of The Guardian.”
Morrissey is touring through the U.K. this summer.