(UKPA) – Former Smiths frontman Morrissey has waded into the row over the
Falkland Islands telling the audience at an Argentinian gig that they
“belong to you”.
The singer, who counts Prime Minister David Cameron among his fans, made the remarks during a concert in Cordoba, Argentina.
said: “You know of course the Malvinas Islands, everybody knows they
belong to Argentina so please do not blame the British people, we know
the islands belong to you”.
He is the latest in a line of
celebrities to voice their opinion amid heightened tensions between
Britain and Argentina over the islands, which led to the two nations
going to war in 1982.
Earlier this week, former Pink Floyd star
Roger Waters said the islands should belong to Argentina, according to a
TV presenter who interviewed him.
Chilean host Amaro Gomez-Pablos claimed 68-year-old Waters made the comments in an interview.
has taken a strong anti-war stance for many years and aired his
opposition to the Falklands War in Floyd’s 1983 album The Final Cut.
Gomez-Pablos – an anchor for Chile’s public broadcaster TVN – said Waters told him: “The Falklands are Argentinian.”
Last week, US actor and director Sean Penn aired his views on the subject.
has consistently courted controversy throughout his career criticising
fellow singers and including a track called Margaret on the Guillotine –
in which he mused about the execution of Baroness Thatcher – on his
solo debut album in 1988.
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