i was going to put together a collection of the crazy that is morrissey speaking his mind, but i realized michael k at dlisted has basically already done this. see exhibits below.
Oh, Morrissey… The man who wrote the lyrics that thousands of rockabilly teenage cholas recited as a monologue in their beginners drama class is back at it again. Morrissey is a serious animal rights advocate and vegetarian so when he watched a special on the news about animal abuse in China, a new hate for the Chinese developed in his brain. Since this is Morrissey we’re talking about, you know exactly where this is heading.
In an interview with Simon Armitage for The Guardian, Morrissey summoned a million Sydney Dalton-like protests against him when he said that China’s treatment of animals makes them a “sub-species” in his book. Here’s Morrissey’s full quote as well as some other [gems]:
On the Chinese: “Did you see the thing on the news about their treatment of animals and animal welfare? Absolutely horrific. You can’t help but feel that the Chinese are a subspecies.”
On pop stars today: “They have two or three melodies and they repeat them ad nauseum over the course of 28 albums.”
On people: “They are problems.”
On his pets: “Yes. Cats. I’ve had lots of cats. But also many bereavements.”
On being lonely: “We’re all lonely, but I’d rather be lonely by myself than with a long list of duties and obligations. I think that’s why people kill themselves, really. Or at least that’s why they think, ‘Thank heaven for death.’ ”
On if he has a drivers license or not: “What kind of bland, insipid question is that?”
Morrissey didn’t sit down and stood by his words after some people called it a racist statement: “If anyone has seen the horrific and unwatchable footage of the Chinese cat and dog trade — animals skinned alive — then they could not possibly argue in favor of China as a caring nation. There are no animal protection laws in China and this results in the worst animal abuse and cruelty on the planet. It is indefensible.”
… so I’m pretty sure he HATES ALL PEOPLE. Bitch is like the Emo Scrooge. I’m not defending his words, but if he could live on a deserted island with only his cats he would. But he’d probably still find a tree trunk or [something] to yell at.
It’s another day, which means the grouchy old … Morrissey is once again spitting out … a statement that is offending a lot of people. Morrissey once called the Chinese a “subspecies” and at a concert in Poland on Sunday, his name ended up on a whole new group of people’s Shut The Fuck Up List when he compared the massacre in Norway to fast food. This mess came out of Moz’s meat-free pie hole before he sang his song “Meat is Murder”:
“We all live in a murderous world, as the events in Norway have shown, with 97 dead [sic].Though that is nothing compared to what happens in McDonald’s and Kentucky Fried shit every day.”
Then Moz went on to say, “And 9/11 ain’t nothing compared to what’s happening on the buffet line at Sizzler.”
If this is Morrissey’s way of trying to get a place on Spaz de la Huerta’s debate team for crazies, then he can stop right now, because I’m pretty sure she’s FedEx-ing him a team blazer right now.
We all already know that Morrissey mostly hates people and has an undying love for animals (although, the feeling is not mutual for some animals). Sometimes I feel the same way, but to say that fast food is worse than the massacre of children? Everything is a tragedy competition to his ass. Like if I told him I had a headache, he’d probably say, “Poor you! What about the pig who has no head, because it was murdered for that hot dog you’re eating.”
what a tragedy, this charming man. tunes so sweet, words so sour. more from the moz’ mouth …
“I suppose you have work tomorrow? That’s quite sad, really.”
“Don’t ask me how, but I know that if a plane crashed at 38,000 feet, within ten minutes I’d be walking on the ground. And if there were eight survivors and one had to be eaten, it wouldn’t be me.”
and one more…