Heaven knows he’s miserable as TV ‘snubs’ Morrissey

Chart star Morrissey claims he has been snubbed by TV stations around the world, despite having a new album which has charted highly in numerous countries.

Morrissey claims he has been snubbed by TV stations around the world

The former Smiths frontman put out new album World Peace Is None Of Your Business last month and went to number two in the UK.

But he said he has not had a single invitation to be interviewed or perform on TV around the release.

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And he said the “struggle for the airwaves” was as tough as when his old band were trying to make their mark three decades ago.

Morrissey said: “It is 30 years on since The Smiths album entered the UK chart at number two with zero airplay and zero promotion, and the struggle for the airwaves remains difficult.

“In answer to many people who have asked, I should like to finally make it clear that I have not received any television invitations - worldwide! - to either discuss World Peace Is None Of Your Business, or even to sing any songs from the album.”

The 55-year-old, promoting his first new album for five year, spoke of his appreciation for fans posting home-made videos to accompany the title track of his album.

But he made it clear that he felt his record label Harvest - part of music giant Universal - should have provided a promo of their own.

“These videos fully understand the intent of the song, and I am relieved that these films exist.

“Yes, a similar document ought to have been harvested by the record label, but please understand that the pop or rock industry can be as dedicated to perpetuating public deception as the world of politics itself. God bless social media.”