Morrissey has donated £10,000 paid by Channel 4 for the unauthorised
use of a Smiths song to fund a campaign attacking Fortnum & Mason
for selling foie gras.
Channel 4 failed to ask Morrissey's
permission to use the Smiths song Please, Please, Please Let Me Get What
I Want when promoting the Gordon Ramsay's Christmas Cookalong Live show
The broadcaster is understood to have paid £10,000 to
Morrissey in recognition of its error, and he has donated the money to
the animal rights charity People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals
Peta is using the £10,000 to buy advertising space for its new campaign criticising Fortnum & Mason.
said: "Ramsay may very well stick his head in his microwave when he
hears that the money I received from Channel 4 because one of my songs
used to promote his Christmas show is being donated to Peta to fight
foie gras. Foie gras is so cruelly produced that he'd be against it if
he had an ethical bone in his body."
Peta's associate director,
Mimi Bekhechi, said: "With this generous gift, Morrissey is literally
putting his money where his mouth is and combating cruelty to animals."
& Mason has continued to sell foie gras, despite calls from animal
rights groups to take the product off the shelves.
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