Morrissey rose to prominence as the frontman of the rock band The Smiths, which was active from 1982 to 1987. A few months ago, Morrissey chastised The Simpsons for portraying him as an overweight racist. This time, the singer has called out Johnny Marr and asked him to stop using Morrissey’s name as clickbait in interviews.

According to Hollywood Reporter, The pair, who formed the highly influential Manchester rock band The Smiths with bassist Andy Rourke and drummer Mike Joyce, had a non-existent relationship following the band’s breakup in 1987 but have sniped at each other in the press since. Morrissey has written an open letter to former bandmate Johnny Marr, requesting that he “stop using my name as clickbait” in interviews and “move on.”

The letter was posted on Morrissey Central.

“This is not a rant or an hysterical bombast. It is a polite and calmly measured request: Would you please stop mentioning my name in your interviews?”

“Would you please, instead, discuss your own career, your own unstoppable solo achievements and your own music? If you can, would you please just leave me out of it?”

“The fact is: you don’t know me. You know nothing of my life, my intentions, my thoughts, my feelings. Yet you talk as if you were my personal psychiatrist with consistent and uninterrupted access to my instincts.”

“We haven’t known each other for 35 years – which is many lifetimes ago. When we met you and I were not successful. We both helped each other become whatever it is we are today. Can you not just leave it at that? Must you persistently, year after year, decade after decade, blame me for everything.”

Marr responded on Twitter hours after the letter was posted.

“An ‘open letter’ hasn’t really been a thing since 1953, It’s all ‘social media’ now. Even Donald J Trump had that one down. Also, this fake news business…a bit 2021 yeah? #Makingindiegreatagain”

Marr, who is currently promoting his new album Fever Dreams Pt 1-4, is frequently asked about Morrissey, particularly in recent years in light of several racism controversies involving the singer. When asked about his defense of Kevin Spacey and Harvey Weinstein in the aftermath of sexual assault allegations, the guitarist typically responds that the two are not close and are very different.

Let us see how long this conflict lasts. To get the latest updates, keep an eye on Thirsty.

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Shivangini Rawat

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