Thursday, July 28, 2011

Morrissey: Burger off

Doubtless it's only a couple of hours until we get the "I was misquoted/you misunderstand me", but Morrissey's clumping lack of sensitivity has done it again:

The singer allegedly made the comments during a gig in Warsaw on Sunday (July 24), before playing The Smiths song 'Meat Is Murder'. Morrissey apparently said:

We all live in a murderous world, as the events in Norway have shown, with 97 dead. Though that is nothing compared to what happens in McDonald's and Kentucky Fried Shit every day.
That the man believes there's an equivalence between homicide and industrial meat production shouldn't come as any surprise - he was introducing a song which says that. (Oddly, people who profess to be his fans are affecting shock that these are his beliefs, which is a bit like life-long Aleister Crowley followers going "wooah, back up - what's this about the devil?")

The problem is that a man who once built an industry around his sensitivity is so incapable of judging the appropriate time and place for sharing his viewpoints.

Again, though, nobody who has watched his spiral into being the Vegan Richard Littlejohn can really be surprised that he seems to lost any power of empathy.

The death of dozens of children isn't a "teaching moment" for the world to learn a bit more about the joys of Quorn.

Let's stop looking at him. Let's just turn our eyes away.