Like so many, the former Smiths singer took to his Twitter to tweet #TheShowMustBePaused — an initiative created by two Black women urging the music industry to step back and take a moment of silence while it listened to the Black community.
The initiative came from a productive place, hoping to create a positive and progressive path forward. However, in recent years, the former Smiths singer has been anything but positive. From supporting far-right political groups to troubling views on race to booting out protesters, Moz has repeatedly drew criticism — not to mention outright bans — in recent years over his actions. As a cherry on that toxic cake, he even released a T-shirt of a cop beating the hell out of someone.
Despite all that, Moz joined in for Blackout Tuesday.
You support the far right of For Britain and Anne-Marie Waters. You're part of the problem.— Andy Cumella (@acumella) June 2, 2020
Heaven knows ur into far right nationalistic groups run by anti Islamists now .— simone marie (@simonemarie4) June 3, 2020
Mate, you've "flirted" with Racism for years, you are literally part of the problem.— Dorian Cox (@_doriancox) June 3, 2020