Morrisey Wins £10,000 for Gordon Ramsey's Unauthorized Use of Smiths Song

artist: The Smiths date: 07/10/2013 category: wtf?

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Morrisey Wins £10,000 for Gordon Ramsey's Unauthorized Use of Smiths Song
Morrisey has received £10,000 from the UK's Channel 4, after they failed to ask permission to use a Smiths song to promote a Gordon Ramsey cookery program, NME reports.

The TV station have paid the singer in recognition of its error after it used Please, Please, Please Let Me Get What I Want in a Gordon Ramsey's "Christmas Cookalong" program in 2011.

Morrisey has donated the funds to PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) to fund a campaign against department store Fortnum and Mason for stocking foie gras. The singer has issued the following statement:

"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."
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