YMMV / Morrissey

  • Germans Love David Hasselhoff: He has a large Latino fanbase, mostly due to his hammy, melodramatic lyricism and singing style unintentionally evoking the Ranchera style of Mexican music. Morrssey loves this fanbase as much as they love him: He frequently tours in southern California and Mexico. He even said: "I wish I was born Mexican."
  • Memetic Mutation: Asking him every time about whether or not The Smiths would ever reunite has become this for fans, mainly because Morrissey will say a Long List of reasons as to why the band won't reunite. It becomes insultingly hilarious.
  • Music to Invade Poland To: Throughout his solo career, he has been suspected by some of holding racist or ethno-nationalist opinions, due to his use of British patriotic and homoerotic Skinhead iconography, and the lyrics of certain songs, especially "Bengali in Platforms", "Asian Rut", and "The National Front Disco". In 2012 he settled a libel case with the NME over a 2007 interview which he claimed had undergone Twisting the Words to depict him as anti-immigration. However, he basically burned his boats on the subject in 2017, first when after a suicide bombing at a pop concert in Manchester he tweeted that he blamed immigrationnote  for the attack and that politicians were too PC or frightened to condemn Islam the way that it deserved to be, and then a few weeks later, during a live radio broadcast, when he expressed support for Anne Marie Waters, a very anti-Muslim candidate for the leadership of the nationalist UK Independence Party who had been rejected by the party's members.
  • Never Live It Down: Best known for being in The Smiths and his vegetarianism. In more recent years, he's become notorious for cancelling tours and tour dates, as observable from this handy compilation of his cancellations.
    • This becomes Harsher in Hindsight after his reveal that he has been undergoing treatments and surgeries for cancer.
    • His lengthy reasons as to why The Smiths won't reunite is this.
  • Wangst: Practically a requirement.
  • The Woobie: How (some of) his fans see him.

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