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Morrissey Appears in Supreme Ads, But Isn’t Happy About It

"I offer excessive apologies for this association. Shame is indeed the name."

Colin Stutz // February 13, 2016

Morrissey appears in a new ad campaign for the streetwear brand Supreme, but he isn’t happy about it.

The photos of the rock icon aren part of a series with aging musicians that’s already included Neil Young and Lou Reed. But now Morrissey is disavowing the ads that, as Stereogum reports, are posted around the world.

The former Smiths frontman posted this statement to the Morrissey zine website True To You:

I apologize enormously for the enfeebled photograph of me issued this week by Supreme. The shot was taken in October 2015. I considered the photograph to be fit only for a medical encyclopedia and I pleaded with Supreme not to use it. This was before I learned that Supreme were sponsored in part by the beef sandwich pharaoh known as White Castle. Supreme were issued with a legal caution not to use the photograph and their fee would be returned. Evidently Supreme have ignored my lawyer. No safety within the corridors of law. Ugh.

I offer excessive apologies for this association. Shame is indeed the name.

#streetlife 🙈🙉🙊

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HERE IS LONDON, GIDDY LONDON, IS IT HOME OF THE FREE OR WHAT? ❤️ #MORRISSEY x @SUPREMENEWYORK 🇬🇧

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