Morrissey Kicked Out Protestors at His Portland Show
Published Oct 01, 2019Morrissey kicked out a pair of protestors at his show in Portland last night (September 30), and since this is 2019, the entire ugly incident was captured on video.
The former Smiths frontman paused his set and refused to continue performing until audience members holding up signs were removed from the building. One sign read "BIGMOUTH INDEED," while another featured the For Britain party logo with a red "X" across it.
Morrissey paused the set and asked them to leave, eventually shouting, "Get out, now!"
Then, he went on to chant "Go! Go! Go!" and "We don't need you!" until they began to leave. Seemingly pleased that their message had been acknowledged, the protestors bowed and began walking out of the venue.
Moz continued his tantrum by repeatedly yelling, "Goodbye!" As soon as the protestors left completely, he resumed singing.
See fan-shot footage of the incident below.
A number of fans and peers have criticized Morrissey in recent years, especially since he appeared on U.S. TV wearing a For Britain pin earlier this year. The U.K. political party is notoriously right-wing and has been accused by many of propagating racism.
Billy Bragg, Damon Albarn and his own former Smiths bandmate Johnny Marr have all publicly denounced Morrissey's political opinions.
Morrissey is set to play a series of rescheduled Canadian tour dates this fall. They come in support of his most recent album California Son.