Street style fashion label Supreme previously ran campaigns with Neil Young and Lou Reed. It looks like they’re continuing to collaborate with curmudgeonly older rock stars. Supreme ads featuring Morrissey have been spotted across the globe, Stereogum reports. The above image was shared by Chloë Sevigny.
But as it turns out, Morrissey isn’t too happy that the ads have surfaced. He’s shared a statement distancing himself from the company on True to You:
I apologize enormously for the enfeebled photograph of me issued this week by Supreme. The shot was taken in October 2015. I considered the photograph to be fit only for a medical encyclopedia and I pleaded with Supreme not to use it. This was before I learned that Supreme were sponsored in part by the beef sandwich pharaoh known as White Castle. Supreme were issued with a legal caution not to use the photograph and their fee would be returned. Evidently Supreme have ignored my lawyer. No safety within the corridors of law. Ugh.
I offer excessive apologies for this association. Shame is indeed the name.
A photo posted by kevin carlsson (@coldaskevin) onFeb 13, 2016 at 7:52am PST
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