While on stage in Warsaw on Sunday (July 24), the former Smiths man called the actions of Anders Breivik, the man responsible for last week’s twin attacks in Norway “nothing” when compared to wrongdoings of fast food chains McDonald’s and Kentucky Fried Chicken.
NME.COM users took to Facebook to express their disgust with his remark, with many saying the hard-line vegetarian had gone “too far”.
Louis Bebb said:
I’m a huge Morrissey fan, never loved any musician more than him, but this is a sickening comment to make, definitely the worst thing I’ve heard him say over the years, sort it out Morrissey
Gwyneth Harding was in agreement, calling him: “Insensitive, out of touch and living in his own world. Eventually, he will alienate himself from the rest of us and it can’t come too soon.”
Mark Lang added: “The sad thing is some of these poor kids were probably fans of his.”
However, a number of people also defended his comments and right to freedom of speech:
“Well, not a nice thing to say, but I guess each to their own and freedom of speech and all,” said Thomas Canty while Harry Gough wrote: “He says messed-up shizz, but that’s what makes him who he is. If he didn’t think like that, we’d never of had lyrics like “to die by your side is such a heavenly way to die”.
Jonathan Bowden added: “No-one else in the music industry or any other industry would dare be this outrageous, he mightn’t look like it but he’s the last remnants of punk, he says what he wants, he doesn’t give a shit what anyone thinks.”
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