It’s well-documented on record sleeves and T-shirts that Morrissey believes that meat is murder. Moz has been a vegetarian since he was 11. That’s 41 years without a bite of a burger!
But you know what else, besides meat, is murder, Morrissey? Murder, that’s what. Murder is murder. And so once that’s all cleared up, it makes these statements to a crowd in Warsaw a bit off-color.
“We all live in a murderous world, as the events in Norway have shown, with 97 dead,” The Daily Mirror reported Moz as saying onstage. “Though that is nothing compared to what happens in McDonald’s and Kentucky Fried S*** every day.”
Yikes! Naturally we went to the always-reliable Morrissey online fanzine True To You for any updates. Sure enough, it turns out the Smiths frontman released a statement today:
The recent killings in Norway were horrific. As usual in such cases, the media give the killer exactly what he wants: worldwide fame. We aren’t told the names of the people who were killed – almost as if they are not considered to be important enough, yet the media frenzy to turn the killer into a Jack The Ripper star is …. repulsive. He should be un-named, not photographed, and quietly led away.
The comment I made onstage at Warsaw could be further explained this way: Millions of beings are routinely murdered every single day in order to fund profits for McDonalds and KFCruelty, but because these murders are protected by laws, we are asked to feel indifferent about the killings, and to not even dare question them.
If you quite rightly feel horrified at the Norway killings, then it surely naturally follows that you feel horror at the murder of ANY innocent being. You cannot ignore animal suffering simply because animals “are not us.”
Still a bit on the crazed side, Moz. When will you find a way to stay out of the headlines? How soon is now?