Several Morrissey fans walked out of his Glasgow show early, after the singer hit out at Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon.
As the Daily Record report, xhile onstage at the city’s SSE Hydro arena on Saturday night (February 17), the 58-year-old former Smiths frontman asked: “I am curious. Do any of you actually like Nicola Sturgeon?”
He added: “Those hands will be in anybody’s pocket.”
Fans on social media state that a large chunk of the audience walked out in protest over Moz’s comments. “I’m near the front in a space. Big crowd just left,” wrote one, while another commented: “If I hadn’t paid so much for my ticket I’d been out the door with the dozen or so I saw leave in section J.”
It’s far from the first time Morrissey has courted political controversy. He has been vocal about his support for Brexit in recent months, as well as previously expressing his admiration for UKIP.
Back in December, the singer said he would only vote in a general election if a party was “intelligent enough to ban the slaughterhouse”.
“My final aim is to abolish the abattoir, and although I haven’t ever once voted in a general election, my vote awaits any party intelligent enough to ban the slaughterhouse,” Morrissey said. “Only at that point would the world begin to grow up.”
During the chat, he also claimed that he “couldn’t ever trust anyone who ate animals, birds or fish”.