Morrissey’s Gay Relationship Edited Out Of U.S. Version Of His “Autobiography”

autobiography_us_hardcoverVituperative vegan, alt-rock god and noted “humansexual” Morrissey came out, in a way, in his recently published Autobiography, detailing his relationship with photographer Jake Owen Walters. However, details of said relationship, as well as any mention of Walters, are suspiciously absent in the U.S. edition of the tome.

Back in October, The Guardian spilled the tea on this, Morrissey’s first serious relationship, which began in the halcyon days of the ’90s when Morrissey was in his mid-30s. Morrissey writes of meeting Walters:

…for the first time in my life the eternal “I” becomes “we”, as, finally, I can get on with someone…Jake and I neither sought nor needed company other than our own for the whirlwind stretch to come…Indulgently Jake and I test how far each of us can go before “being dwelt in” causes cries of intolerable struggle, but our closeness transcends such visitations.

Though Morrissey never elaborates on whether he ever put a thorn in Walter’s side, or a hand in his glove, he recalls an exchange at an airport during the two-year relationship:

“Well,” says the woman in the British Airways lounge, “you’re either very close brothers or lovers.” “Can’t brothers be lovers?” I imprudently reply – always ready with the pointlessly pert, whether sensible or not.

That pointless pertness is missing from the U.S. edition of Autobiography, which came out on Tuesday. According to WENN, Walters’ presence has been all but scrubbed clean from Morrissey’s scripted life, including a photo of Walters as a boy and his name in a story about a night out on the town with The Pretenders’ Chrissie Hynde.

Sounds like someone’s been kicked off the chain gang.

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  • Dakotahgeo

    Sounds like I need to be in touch with my friends in England/GB and they can send me the UNabridged edition of the book. I despise censors!

  • the other Greg

    I hope the book answers these questions:

    1) What happened after he got kicked out as president of Egypt? ….. Oh… never mind!

    2) If you’re a vegan, are you allowed to swallow cum?

    Actually I’ve never particularly wanted to claim Morrissey for “our” side. It seemed fine if he was an ethereal, asexual type who never had sex. But no, he has to ruin everything!

  • Pistolo

    Morrissey should just shut up about his relationships seeing as how his answers about them whenever anyone asks are belligerent or contrarian. Then he writes a damn book about it and couldn’t be vaguer. Why can’t he just admit he’s a romantic asexual? He’s so damn annoying.

  • AuntieChrist

    I love vegans…They are so superior in a wonderfully smug sort of way…After millions of years of evolution it is so nice to know that I can live off of grass and beans…

  • Cam

    Ugh, sounds like Miss M. is still just as cranky and irritating as ever.

  • Rockery

    Was anyone seriously going to read that BS? I really don’t care about the content of his life actually. Honestly, if someone offered me $50 to read it, I probably would still turn it down

  • dazzer

    @the other Greg:

    In the UK, you are allowed to swallow cum if you’re a vegan. About 25 years ago, this question was debated in Britain at some vegan conference and the decision they reached was that because it was a voluntary donation of animal protein it didn’t breach the ethics of veganism.

    That’s your fun fact of the day.

    On a broader note about Morrissey, he’s just part of a wider problem about people being openly gay in Britain who cross the Atlantic and suddenly appear to be straight or silent about their sexuality. Luke Evans, I’m not looking at you. Honestly.

    And to Pistolo, as someone who was a teenager who had dealings with The Smiths back in the late 1970s, I can guarantee you that some of my entirely legal aged school friends would disagree that he was asexual back then.

  • ZaneStuart

    His voice makes me want to harm small animals. Seriously, I’ve never heard anything quite like a cross between a cat in heat and a man getting his balls stepped on – until Morrissey sings. In the few interviews I’ve read he comes across as a smug – yet vacuous – toad.

  • kayakriver

    then you start to wonder how much has been edited out of history books!

  • AuntieChrist

    @ZaneStuart: ROFLMAO. Best ever comment. OMGoddess. Thank you.

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  • Kangol

    I loved the Smiths when I was a tormented teen. I can’t take Morrissey’s statements seriously though. He is still trapped in the logic of homophobia. Maybe he’ll get a grip, but it will take some help from a psychologist, I think.

  • Tim

    @ZaneStuart: nah he’s not that bad. He still can’t hold a candle to the cringeworthy “singing” of hipster icon Tom Waits.

  • Teleny

    I actually like his singing. But I get tired of him hinting at gaiety. Just come out already….

  • Tim

    He’s dated women. I remember him having a secret relationship with some super model in the mid 90s. Than he was linked to Michael Stipe at one time. The Asexual thing is just a cop out like something a confused college boy would say. That and he thinks very highly of himself and thinks he’s beyond this world and too important to be labeled as anything. His concerts aren’t much different than MJs when he’d portray himself as Jesus. He loves how his fans treat him like a God. Also Asexuality is often linked to forms of autism. I don’t know if he ever revealed having mental issues. Maybe he mentions it in his book.

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