"I wear black on the outside..."
Morrissey t-shirt

Morrissey has unveiled his latest piece of merchandise, and it's a little problematic.

The new t-shirt is emblazoned with the face of African-American author James Baldwin, and contains the words: "I wear black on the outside, because black is how I feel on the side".

The lyrics are drawn from The Smiths' classic 'Unloveable', while Morrissey has frequently lauded the work of James Baldwin (and projected the author's face onto his live shows).

However the design, the needless drawing of parallels, the placement of 'Morrissey' on James Baldwin's left shoulder is all a little... uncomfortable.

It's caused a furore online, and will be available to buy on the singer's upcoming North American tour.

Will it last on the merch table, or be withdrawn? Time will tell.

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