Worried about LAX security in the face of these most dangerous of times? No need to worry, anti-terrorist Homeland Security is keeping their watchful eye on each and every suspicious foreigner entering our beloved shangri-Los Angeles. Suspicious men like Los Angeles resident, Stephen Patrick Morrissey! As reported by The Register:
Leading miserabilist and former Smiths front-man Morrissey has fallen foul of the Homeland Security dragnet, according to BBC radio reports. It is not yet clear whether or the US officials involved had listened to Meat is Murder, or whether they thought they had a match on notorious Manchester terror mastermind Anwar al-Morrissey.
Morrissey is now a resident of Los Angeles, and was reportedly detained for some time at LAX airport. The BBC quotes him as saying that there was some problem with his passport, and that he was briefly suspected of being a terrorist. But he’ll have been used to that in his musical career. And now he’ll have one of those letters from the Department of Homeland Security saying he’s not – but we doubt that’lll cheer him up much.
That’s “Louder Than Bombs”, not “I’m Wearing a Bomb” fellas.