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Does the Mexican-American Community Still Love Morrissey?

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Does the Mexican-American Community Still Love Morrissey?

Postby q89747 » Sat Nov 10, 2018 5:55 pm

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Re: Does the Mexican-American Community Still Love Morrissey

Postby bpdp3 » Thu Nov 15, 2018 9:35 am

This has always been a baffling phenomenon for me, but the article makes reference to the importance of his 'image' as a greaser, with the 50's haircut, B&W photo images, etc. This 'look' is popular with that demographic apparently. Maybe it's enough so that it over-rides his anti-immigration politics. (Actually, in the 50's people often WERE anti-immigration... think West Side Morrissey is stll in-line with that image).

Is your love for an artist enough to overlook his/her politics? It will be interesting to see if Kanye West takes any kind of hit among the critics and fans following his support for Trump. Maybe (although doubtful) all his fans are already Trump supporters so it will bolster his popularity? The critics have always adored his albums. Let's say he puts out his very best album ever, without question. Will it still get praised by left-minded critics?

In the 80's, without the internet, there were fewer opportunities for fans to know the politics of their idols. If Sinead hadn't ripped up the pope on SNL, you wouldn't have known her views. Likewise, if the Dixie Chicks hadn't spoke against Bush in concert, they still might get played on country radio. You had to do something big to get your politics noticed. NOW, you just need to type a couple sentences on twitter....then watch the parade!
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