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NBC’s ‘Tonight Show’ Slammed for Accessory Worn by One of the Show’s Guests

May 15, 2019  •  Post A Comment

NBC’s “The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon” is the object of a torrent of hate on social media after the singer Morrissey appeared on the show wearing a far-right lapel pin, The New York Post’s Page Six reports.

“The pin featured the logo of the anti-Islam For Britain political party,” The Post reports. “Morrissey, once the frontman of the Smiths, has openly supported the party since 2018.”

The report quotes Morrissey saying in the past: “I have been following a new party called For Britain, which is led by Anne Marie Waters. It is the first time in my life that I will vote for a political party. Finally I have hope. I find the Tory-Labour-Tory-Labour constant switching to be pointless.”

Morrissey added at the time: “For Britain has received no media support and have even been dismissed with the usual childish ‘racist’ accusation. I don’t think the word ‘racist’ has any meaning anymore, other than to say ‘you don’t agree with me, so you’re a racist.’ People can be utterly, utterly stupid.”

Many on social media blasted the show and Morrissey. A few examples:

  • “Shame on Morrissey for courting racism @ForBritainChair… Fallon don’t give a platform to hate, please.”
  • “Morrissey supports a far right party full of racists and nazis.”
  • “Fallon loves having his right-wing mates on doesn’t he? Morrissey will be performing in a Screwdriver tshirt next.”

Another user referenced a much-criticized Donald Trump interview by Fallon in 2016 in which the NBC host touched Trump’s hair. “Surprised jimmy fallon didn’t tousle this mf’s hair,” the user wrote.

3 Comments

  1. Almost no one noticed he was wearing the pin. Google had to circle it for people to see it. Those that did notice didn’t know what it meant or that there was such a Political Party. All this uproar has done is provide unnecessary attention and publicity for the button and Party. This type of unwarranted, unrelenting “promotion” by the press thinking that they are destroying something, is how Trump became a “legitimate” candidate. There is a similar phenomenon with mas killers that want to be remembered forever by having their name and face all over America and remembered on Headline News special biographies of mass killers and other “famous murders.. If you don’t like something keep quiet and don’t let the word know it exists.

    • I agree with you that the liberal media is destroying the country, but you’re glossing over the main point here. What are we going to do about the Muslims? These people are infiltrating our political institutions, our schools, and our law enforcement agencies. They threaten American democracy and our way of life. Grow some stones dude, and have the courage to address that issue.

      • “What are we going to do about the Muslims?” It sounds like Alex is looking for some sort of final solution to his Muslim question.

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