Morrissey defends controversial comments about Kevin Spacey

"It can be just a pathetic attempt at courtship."

Morrissey has defended his comments about Kevin Spacey after previously claiming that the Oscar winning actor has been “attacked unnecessarily” over sexual assault allegations.

Last week, the former Smiths frontman questioned the credibility of the allegations against Spacey in an interview with German news site Spiegel.

“As far as I know, he was in a bedroom with a 14-year-old. Kevin Spacey was 26, boy 14”, the singer said.

“One wonders where the boy’s parents were. One wonders if the boy did not know what would happen. I do not know about you, but in my youth I have never been in situations like this. Never. I was always aware of what could happen. When you are in somebody’s bedroom, you have to be aware of where that can lead to.

“That’s why it does not sound very credible to me. It seems to me that Spacey has been attacked unnecessarily.”

Now, Morrissey has double downed on his comments in a new interview with The Times, claiming that sexual harassment could actually be “a pathetic attempt at courtship”.

“You must be careful as far as ‘sexual harassment’ is concerned because often it can be just a pathetic attempt at courtship”, he affirmed.

When later asked to clarify his comments, he added: “I’m sure it’s horrific, but we have to keep everything in proportion. Do you not agree? I have never been sexually harassed, I might add.”

Morrissey also recently opened up on his deep disdain for Donald Trump once more, describing the US President as “vermin” and claiming that he would kill him “for the safety of humanity.”