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- Posted on Mar 3rd 2012 10:15AM by Kenneth Partridge
"You know, of course, the Malvinas Islands, everybody knows they belong to Argentina, so please do not blame the British people," the former Smiths frontman said Thursday (March 1) during a performance in Cordoba, Argentina, referring to the disputed territory by its Argentinian name. "We know the islands belong to you."
With that, he launched into 'Please, Please, Please Let Me Get What I Want,' a Smiths classic recorded in 1984, some two years after British forces fought a brief war with Argentinian forces seeking in invade the archipelago.
In throwing his support behind Argentina, the outspoken rocker joined a list of outraged celebs that includes actor Sean Penn and Roger Waters of Pink Floyd.
Moz's comments came one day after ex-Smiths guitarist Johnny Marr made some political comments of his own, joking that he would reunite his beloved group if British Prime Minister David Cameron and his government were to step down.
"I think the country would be better off, don't you?" Marr said.
Smiths fans certainly would be.
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