Steering clear of Hell’s kitchen

Singer Morrissey donates money to campaign against foie gras

British singer Morrissey, former frontman for influential band The Smiths, recently donated £10,000 (almost $15,000) to People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA).

Morrissey (pictured) received the money from the UK’s Channel 4 after the TV station used the Smiths song “Please, Please, Please, Let Me Get What I Want” without permission to promote celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay’s Christmas Cookalong Live show in 2011, according to the UK’s Guardian newspaper.

PETA will use the money to help fund its advertising campaign against high-end London retailer Fortnum & Mason for continuing to sell foie gras—a French delicacy made of liver from ducks fattened by force-feeding—despite requests from animal-rights groups to remove it from store shelves.

“Ramsay may very well stick his head in his microwave when he hears that the money I received from Channel 4 … is being donated to PETA to fight foie gras,” said Morrissey, a vegetarian.