Morrissey reignites racism row by calling Chinese a ‘subspecies’

Remark came in context of an attack on China’s animal welfare record, with singer having been criticised on a number of previous occasions for negative race comments

A spokesman for Love Music Hate Racism, which received a donation of £28,000 from the singer in 2008 after his apparently anti-immigration comments made in music magazine NME convulsed the media, said it would be unable to accept support from Morrissey again if he did not rescind or dispute today’s comments.

“It really is just crude racism,” said Martin Smith. “When you start using language like ‘subspecies’, you are entering into dark and murky water. I don’t think we would, or could, ask him to come back after that.”

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