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Complainant Name:
Mr Steven Patrick Morrissey

Clauses Noted: 1

Publication: The Mail on Sunday

Complaint:

Mr Steven Patrick Morrissey, the singer, complained through Eversheds solicitors that the newspaper had inaccurately stated that “Morrissey has come out as gay”. This was based upon the newspaper’s interpretation of his song lyrics, and not any statement from Mr Morrissey to that effect.

Resolution:

The complaint was resolved when the newspaper published the following correction: “On April 2, in a review of Morrissey's latest album Ringleader of the Tormentors, we said: "Morrissey has come out as gay." We wish to make clear that Morrissey has made no statement to that effect. Our comments were based on an interpretation of song lyrics on the album and not on any public statement from the singer”.

Report: 73



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