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

Singer donates money to animal rights charity.

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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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    Alligator Dunde
    The man actually played The Smiths while cooking meat? It would have been easier if he just had gone to the street with a sign saying "sue me".
    Crofty89
    Shouldn't Johnny Marr and the other two that no one remembers have got some money too?
    Eirien
    PETA are evil. I find it sad that Morrissey can't see that.
    The_Dayman
    Well, we're talking about a guy who compared the murder of 77 people in Norway to what goes on in a KFC. I'm not surprised he supports PETA.
    sonofgkex
    Yeah, insanity tends to blind people like that. Why is it that whenever you find rabid PETA supporters you get the feeling that they just sort of need to get a life.
    Meta1H3ad
    omg, this guy donated 10,000 pounds to Fucking PETA? and I hear PETA kills more animals than anyone else. There should be a People Eating Tasty Animals to counter those scumbags. God forbid this guy starts writing songs about PETA....
    DystoCreativity
    And 10 seconds later, he made the money back. Morrisey is half the reason people hate animal rights activists, I'd say - the rest of PETA is the other half... That money is likely going to be used to put down countless cats and dogs - I'd put money on that.
    Hungry_Hameds
    I think the biggest mistake made by Gordon Ramsay is giving that tosser another thing to moan about...
    ShaggyG
    Another f**k about something Morrisey has done is yet again, not given.
    Alice2Mudgarden
    Yeah fork animals, who needs them? Rip'em kill'em chew'em, they don't have feelings like dogs or cats or hamsters, giving money to an organization to save animals is like soooo stupid, grill'em up and put on some ketchup, Morrissey shoulda bought thousands of chiggin sandwiches instead. I hate animals unless their remains are floatin in my toilet fudge
    The_Dayman
    You completely don't understand why people don't like PETA. Nobody is saying **** animals. We're saying **** PETA. Big difference.