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US version of Morrissey’s autobiography edits account of same-sex relationship

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  1. onesecond 5 Dec 2013, 1:59pm

    That really annoys me. Why does the truth always have to be censored? Feeling same sex attraction is completely normal and happens all the time to heaps of people. Stop censoring that!!11!!

  2. ItchycooMark 5 Dec 2013, 3:13pm

    Morrissey is just a twat, a self obsessed, spineless, moany-faced twat sloping around like a grumpy teenager

  3. Christopher in Canada 5 Dec 2013, 3:19pm

    No reality, please – we’re American.

  4. Quicksilver 5 Dec 2013, 3:34pm

    This is just silly. We have never cared about his “music”; why should we care what sex he beds? No one who would be offended by this ho-hum revelation is going to accidentally pick up this book anyway. It’s solely for fans – of which there is maybe a dozen in all the States.

  5. Spineless pussy-footing. Do not buy Morrissey’s “autobiography”. It clearly does not tell us the whole truth and nothing but the truth. And the Americans get even less.

  6. Fluffylange 6 Dec 2013, 12:49am

    So that’s what I am, Humansexual…..hmmmmmm

  7. Condemning an entire country because it’s religious nutters are trying to seek dominance of said country is not fair. That’s just as bad as someone judging England by the horrid tweets against Tom Daley.

  8. This is often a decision made by the editors of the publishing house alongside their marketing team. It’s likely that they have either had a legal challenge to request that this information be removed from the US copy (unlikely) or that they believe the marketing of it would be more effective without these mentions.

    Whichever way you look at it, someone has censored this copy, and people should be asking questions.

    Of course, it could just as easily be a marketing ploy to get more attention in the press, and an attempt to increase sales. If this is promoted as a story in the US amongst fans, they would probably buy an uncensored copy from the UK, and perhaps that would be more profitable than a copy bought in the US?

  9. How pathetic and spineless on the side of Morrisey’s publishers. And how pathetic and schizophrenic of the USA STILL to be so sensitive over gay issues when they will happily sit and watch ‘family’ movies in which people are murdered and mutilated. So violent death and destruction are more palatable than an account of a gay relationship? What a VERY weird country …..

  10. Mr Fister 6 Dec 2013, 5:45pm

    I worship Morrissey, but if the censorship in the US edition is at Morrissey’s bidding then shame on him.
    Regardless of which edition one reads you learn very little. You are told numerous lies; he evades truth at every opportunity and worst of all it is printed using American English. For example: humor, favor, gray and on and on. This, for one who makes a religion out of his Englishness, is an abomination. My idol has feet of clay.

  11. Frank Boulton 7 Dec 2013, 8:54am

    Censorship offends by the moral censure that it implies. However, those who wish to read the “Autobiography” can send a clear message to the publishers by ordering the UK edition from Amazon UK.

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