A couple of years back, someone at Channel 4 made the blinding error of using The Smiths’ song ‘Please, Please, Please Let Me Get What I Want’ in an advert for Gordon Ramsay’s rather meat-filled TV show Christmas Cookalong Live. Obviously staunch vegan Morrissey wasn’t pleased, suing the network and donating all the payout to animal rights group PETA.
Despite occurring back in 2011, it’s only now just made it to court, with Moz earning £10,000 for the unauthorised use of the track. Nobody asked to use it, seemingly, because they knew he’d only say no anyway.
The Guardian are now reporting that Morrissey plans to use all the money to help PETA fight against the production of French goose liver dish foie gras, something he’s written an open letter about in the past.
Here’s what Morrissey had to say on the whole affair:
“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.”