Morrissey's Gay Relationship Scrubbed From U.S. Edition of Autobiography
BY Jase Peeples
December 05 2013 6:14 PM ET
Fans of Morrissey in the U.S. were left scratching their heads after the singer’s autobiography was released in stateside sans details of his past relationship with a male photographer, reports Contact Music.
The former Smiths frontman’s two-year relationship with photographer Jake Owen Walters was one of the major revelations in the memoir when it was released in the United Kingdom in October. But when the autobiography was released stateside on December 3, fans found the relationship between the two men downplayed by editing down, and in some cases, removing details altogether.
In the U.S. version, Walters' name was removed from a story which detailed a night out he and Morrissey shared with Chrissie Hynde. A photo of Walters as a boy was also removed from the memoir’s American release.
Shortly after the autobiography's U.K. publication, the singer declared himself “humansexual.”
“Unfortunately, I am not homosexual,” he wrote on his fan website True To You. “In technical fact, I am humansexual. I am attracted to humans. But, of course…not many.”
Though several press outlets have reached out to representatives from the book’s publisher for comment, they have failed to respond as of this writing.
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